ROLEX. A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, BRACELET, BLANK GUARANTEE AND BOX
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ROLEX. A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, BRACELET, BLANK GUARANTEE AND BOX

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SUBMARINER, REF. 6205, CASE NO. 85’889, CIRCA 1954

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ROLEX. A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH SWEEP CENTRE SECONDS, BRACELET, BLANK GUARANTEE AND BOX
SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, SUBMARINER, REF. 6205, CASE NO. 85’889, CIRCA 1954
Movement: cal. A.260, automatic, 25 jewels, signed
Dial: signed
Case: screw back, inside case back stamped 6205, 37 mm. diam., signed
With: stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet with deployant clasp stamped 2.57, overall length of approx. 225 mm., blank period guarantee, presentation box and outer packaging.
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Lot Essay

The present ref. 6205 is an attractive and well-preserved example of an early Submariner model, the appeal further enhanced by the presence of the rare Submariner signature on its dial and the period accessories.

One of the rarest and most sought-after Submariner models ever produced, reference 6205 was exclusively available in 1954 and 1955 and made in a very small series. Only some models featured the designation “Submariner” on the dial. It is the second so-called “small crown” Submariner after reference 6204, introducing many new improvements, most notably the increased depth resistance of 100 meters, the larger crown (6 mm.) for better handling, black lacquer dial with gilt printing but without the depth rating, luminous dot hour markers, Mercedes hands and a large seconds hand. The bezels featured a silver triangle, without the first 15 minutes, only five minute intervals.

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