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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 233

    Rolex. A very rare, attractive and important 18K gold automatic triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases and star dial



    Rolex. A very rare, attractive and important 18K gold automatic triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases and star dial
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Officially Certified Chronometer, Ref. 6062, case no. 690'034, manufactured in 1950
    MOVEMENT: Cal. 9 3/4''' automatic movement, 17 jewels
    DIAL: silvered matte dial, applied luminous gold star-shaped and dagger numerals with luminous accent at 6 o'clock, gold luminous dauphine hands, outer blue date ring with central date hand, two windows for day and month, subsidiary dial for moon phases and constant seconds
    CASE: tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, calendar correctors in the band, screw back, screw down crown, downturned lugs, 36 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial, movement
    BUCKLE: 18K gold Rolex buckle

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    Completely fresh to the market and consigned by the descendents of the original owner, this extremely rare and early reference 6062 "stelline” is an excellent and premium example of what many Rolex collectors and scholars consider the most prestigious model ever made. Dating from 1950, the present watch with serial number 690’034 is one of the earliest examples to be offered at auction and according to research, excluding examples where the serial number is unknown, only two other star dial 6062’s are known publically with serial numbers below 700’000, no. 690’028 and no. 690’047. The majority of recorded examples have serial numbers in the upper 700’000s up to the late 900’000s. The reference 6062 was in production for only three years at the beginning of the 1950s and is one of only two models ever to have a full triple calendar and moon phase indication. Together with the non-Oyster reference 8171, the 6062 combines the most desirable features together in one superb classic watch. Reference 6062 was available in yellow gold, pink gold and stainless steel, it is nicknamed “stelline” by collectors due to the eight five-pointed star hour markers.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    The property of the descendents of the original owner