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Rolex. A stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep center seconds
Rolex. A stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep center seconds

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL EXPLORER, REF. 6350, CIRCA 1953

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Rolex. A stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep center seconds
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Explorer, Ref. 6350, circa 1953
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the black honeycomb patterned dial with luminous triangular, baton and Arabic numerals, luminous hands, sweep center seconds, the tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, case, dial and movement signed
35 mm. diam.

Lot Essay

The first Explorer model, reference 6350, was patented in Geneva in 1953 and was designed for use in extreme conditions.

Similar examples of this model with honeycomb patterned dial are illustrated in The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, pp. 244 & 249.
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