• Lot 339

    Rolex. An extremely rare and attractive stainless steel automatic triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases and two-tone silvered dial with luminous accents and hands

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, REF. 6062, CASE NO. 942'682, MANUFACTURED IN 1953

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    Rolex. An extremely rare and attractive stainless steel automatic triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases and two-tone silvered dial with luminous accents and hands
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, ref. 6062, case no. 942'682, manufactured in 1953
    Cal. 9 3/4''' nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, two-tone silvered dial, raised dagger and Arabic 3 and 9 numerals with luminous accents, 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, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back with engraved inscription F.O. Yates Jr. Asheboro N.C., screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    During the early 1950's, Rolex launched reference 6062, considered by many collectors as the ultimate Rolex wristwatch. In fact, together with reference 8171 (see lot 52 in this auction), it is one of only two models to show the date, the weekday, the month and the phases of the moon. It was also the first Rolex model ever to be fitted with the so-called Super-Oyster Crown.

    Reference 6062 is the pinnacle for the savvy Rolex connoisseur since it combines all key elements a demanding watch collector could expect: a sporty yet distinguished look, a complicated movement with full calendar and moon phases indication housed in the purist of all Oyster designs.

    Examples in stainless steel are not only highly exclusive but are particularly rare to have survived in such clean, original yet charismatic condition. In fact, without exaggeration, one must consider the present 6062 to be one of the best stainless steel examples known to exist. Its true 1950s appeal, enhanced by the astounding two-tone dial, round up the overall appearance.

    Few watches ever made by any manufacturer exemplify in a better manner the key ingredients of a collector's trophy: rarity, looks, condition and, for the distinguished gentleman collector, enjoyable wearability.

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    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.


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