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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 92

    Rolex. An extremely rare and highly attractive stainless steel automatic anti-magnetic wristwatch with black honeycomb dial, sweep centre seconds, bracelet and period brochure

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, MILGAUSS, REF. 6541, CASE NO. 412'207, CIRCA 1958

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    Rolex. An extremely rare and highly attractive stainless steel automatic anti-magnetic wristwatch with black honeycomb dial, sweep centre seconds, bracelet and period brochure

    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Milgauss, ref. 6541, case no. 412'207, circa 1958
    Cal. 1066M automatic movement, 25 jewels, anti-magnetic cap, black honeycomb dial, white dot and applied silvered dagger numerals to 3, 6 and 9 o'clock, silvered dauphine hands, thunderbolt sweep centre seconds hand, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, black revolving bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw back, screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet, deployant clasp stamped 2.61, case, dial and movement signed
    37 mm. diam.; overall bracelet length approx. 190 mm.


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    With Rolex period Milgauss brochure.

    The present watch is an extremely attractive example of the iconic Milgauss reference 6541, featuring the very rare and sought after honeycomb dial and the original "thunderbolt" sweep centre seconds hand. Over time, the scarlet red colour of the designation "Milgauss" has turned into a dark pink, rendering it very unique appearance.

    The watch is furthermore preserved in very good overall condition, still maintaining the original hands and bezel and the period bracelet, all rarities by themselves. The case has never been subject to careless polishing and impressing with its full body and the clearly defined fluting to the lugs.

    Milgauss reference 6541
    Launched in the mid-1950s shortly after reference 6543, reference 6541 was the first watch introducing the anti-magnetic soft iron container encasing the movement, made after the principles of the Faraday cage.

    The model is further distinguished by the “thunderbolt” sweep centre seconds hand.

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