Breathtakingly beautiful and completely fresh to the market, this watch is one of the most desirable and exclusive Datejusts to ever have appeared at auction. Its desirability and extreme exclusivity is due to the striking silvery white dial adorned with six diamonds as hour markers - one of the rarest ever produced and to the best of our knowledge one of only two examples with this dial colour known publically. All other known examples of the reference 6105 with diamond-set dials are black. The other known watch with silvery white diamond-set dial has the case number 857'340 and therefore the present watch is the earlier of the two known pieces. Rolex very rarely used diamond-set dials, reserving them for the most exclusive timepieces. In fact, this special type of dial is normally associated with select examples of Rolex's coveted reference 6062 with full calendar and moon phases. The Rolex crown is slightly lowered to leave room for the diamond index at 12, and the usual luminous markers are absent from the indexes and hands, confirming that it was specifically intended as a dress watch. Both references feature dart indexes and square diamond markers. The desirability of this watch is further enhanced by the extraordinary overall condition of the case and dial, including the strong hallmark on the lug and the original Jubilee bracelet stamped 4.53.
During research it was interesting to note that other examples of the reference 6105 dating from 1951 where the original gold bracelet survives, the bracelets were also stamped with the date code 4/53 for the fourth quarter of 1953 and thus showing the likelyhood that these bracelets were original to the watches when sold new from Rolex.
The other known watch, case no. 857'340 is illustrated in : 100 Superlative Rolex Watches, John Goldberger, 2008, p.160.