Rolex. A Fine and Very Attractive Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Black Gilt Dial
Rolex. A Fine and Very Attractive Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Black Gilt Dial
Rolex. A Fine and Very Attractive Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Black Gilt Dial
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Rolex. A Fine and Very Attractive Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Black Gilt Dial

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER CHRONOGRAPH, ANTI-MAGNETIC, REF. 6034, CASE NO. 907'407, CIRCA 1953

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Rolex. A Fine and Very Attractive Stainless Steel Chronograph Wristwatch with Black Gilt Dial
Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Anti-Magnetic, Ref. 6034, Case No. 907'407, Circa 1953
Movement: Manual, Cal. 72, stamped ROW, 17 jewels
Dial: Black, Arabic and dot numerals, three subsidiary dials, telemeter and tachymeter scales for miles
Case: Stainless steel, screw back, two round buttons in the band, inside case back stamped 6034, 36mm diam.
Strap/Buckle: Associated leather strap, associated steel buckle
Provenance
From the Family of the Original Owner

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Lot Essay

Reference 6034
The two-body case reference 6034 was introduced to the international watch market in 1950 and is the successor to reference 4537. It was equipped with the reliable manual-winding Valjoux 72 caliber and characterized by the word "Antimagnetic" on the dial, as well as having both a telemeter and a tachymeter scale. Equipped with smooth bezel and round chronograph buttons, the water-resistant watch with screw back has an elegant and sporty flair. Most examples of the reference were cased in stainless steel or in 18k gold and a small series in 14k gold. The present example is a highly sought-after variance of the reference 6034 and is particularly impressive for the following reasons;

Firstly, the glossy black dial has aged supremely well and features gilt printing, offering a bold and very appealing aesthetic. Amongst the most coveted trophies within the Rolex Oyster chronograph family of references 6034 and 6234 must be considered examples featuring a black lacquer dial. Such lacquered black dials must be regarded as the ultimate state of the art in dial manufacturing as revealing a rich complexity of different layers applied to the metal base.

Secondly, the case is with nicely defined lugs, sharp edges to the bezel, crisp reference and serial numbers seen in-between the lugs and correct "Swiss Cross" crown, correct for pre-1960.

Thirdly, upon inspection of the movement, one will notice the engraved letters “ROW” on the balance cock, confirming it was produced especially for the American market.

The present reference 6034 is a superbly appealing chronograph, one of the best-looking watches from the golden age of Rolex chronographs.


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