• Lot 75

    Rolex. A very fine and unusual stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet and off-white dial

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, EXPLORER, OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED CHONOMETER, REF. 6610, MOVEMENT NO. N892865, CASE NO. 359502, MANUFACTURED IN 1958

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    Rolex. A very fine and unusual stainless steel automatic wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet and off-white dial
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Explorer, Officially Certified Chonometer, ref. 6610, movement no. N892865, case no. 359502, manufactured in 1958
    Cal. 1030 mechanical movement, 25 jewels, off-white dial, luminous baton, triangular and Arabic numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw down crown and screw back, stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet with clasp stamped 1.60, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    With fitted green Rolex presentation box.

    Reference 6610 was launched in 1955 and fitted with calibre 1030 movement as well as the white printed centre seconds hand, typical for Rolex sports watches from the period. One of Rolex's most popular sports watches, the Explorer, is easily recognizable by its black dial with the luminous triangle at 12, luminous Arabic numerals for the other three quarters and luminous baton numerals for the remaining hours.

    The present watch however is particularly unusual and rare as it is fitted with a highly attractive off-white dial and matching ivory-coloured luminous material to numerals and hands. This unusual dial was almost certainly made by special order.

    A similar watch reference 1016 with off-white dial is described and illustrated in 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, pp. 226 & 227.

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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.