ROLEX. A VERY FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DEAD-BEAT JUMP CENTRE SECONDS AND BRACELET
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ROLEX. A VERY FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DEAD-BEAT JUMP CENTRE SECONDS AND BRACELET

SIGNED ROLEX, RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO., OYSTER PERPETUAL, TRU-BEAT, REF. 6556, CASE NO. 139’017, CIRCA 1956

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ROLEX. A VERY FINE AND RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH DEAD-BEAT JUMP CENTRE SECONDS AND BRACELET
SIGNED ROLEX, RETAILED BY TIFFANY & CO., OYSTER PERPETUAL, TRU-BEAT, REF. 6556, CASE NO. 139’017, CIRCA 1956
Movement: cal. 1040, automatic, 26 jewels, signed
Dial: Signed by maker and retailer
Case: screw back, inside case back stamped 6556, I.56, 34 mm. diam., signed
With: stainless steel Rolex Oyster expandable bracelet, deployant clasp stamped 57, 4, 53, overall length of approximately 160 mm.
Special notice

The lot was imported into the UAE for sale. VAT at 5% will be added to the hammer price and to the buyer’s premium and will be shown separately on our invoice. If the lot is released into GCC/UAE free circulation, import Duty at 5% of the low estimate will be payable by you and will be shown separately on our invoice.

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Lot Essay

Aesthetically similar to a normal Oyster Perpetual wristwatch, the major discrepancy of the present reference relies in its dead-beat sweep centre seconds hand, stopping at each seconds mark, like an analogue quartz watch, instead of continuously sweeping on the dial.

With a very attractive and nicely preserved dial, the importance of the timepiece is enhanced through the prestigious Tiffany & Co. retailer signature present towards the upper-half of its dial. Carefully cherished throughout the years, the stainless steel case features strong proportions and is allied to a highly attractive and rare Rolex expandable riveted bracelet.

Of great quality, the timepiece represents a rare opportunity for Rolex collectors to acquire a very interesting and important Rolex watch with prestigious heritage.

Dead beat watches were already made in the early days of watchmaking and have always been considered as the symbol for a very finely engineered watch. At the time of its introduction however, this particularity did not enjoy much success and consequently the production of the Tru-Beat was discontinued after five years.

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