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ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND SERVICE DIAL
ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND SERVICE DIAL
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ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND SERVICE DIAL

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED CHRONOMETER, REF. 6062, CASE NO. 911'150, MOVEMENT NOS.00176, N32850, CIRCA 1953

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ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND SERVICE DIAL
SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED CHRONOMETER, REF. 6062, CASE NO. 911'150, MOVEMENT NOS.00176, N32850, CIRCA 1953
Movement: Cal. 9 ¾ N.A. CPL, automatic
Dial: Silvered 'Type 338' (service dial)
Case: 35 mm. diam.
With: 18k gold Rolex buckle, original Chronometer Certificate dated 11 October 1951, second Chronometer Certificate dated 3 March 1954
Remark: Service dial
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Lot Essay

This very rare yellow gold reference 6062 is an highly-charismatic example of what many Rolex collectors and scholars consider as the most prestigious model ever made. It is thought that Rolex produced around 670 yellow gold reference 6062, of which today some 142 examples have been rediscovered.

The timepiece is offered with a very well preserved case of attractive proportions with a crisp hallmark under the right lug. In very good overall condition, the dial identified as “Type 338 Triangles” is usually seen on the latest version of the reference or on service dials (such as the present watch). The watch is furthermored offered with the original Chronometer Certificate dated 11 October 1951

Reference 6062
In the second half of the 1940s, following the launch of the definitive "Oyster" case shape, Rolex introduced a variety of different watches with a diversity of movements for this case. It was predominantly used for the perpetual model with date window, later named DateJust, until the 1950s when a second aperture was added introducing the weekday at 12 o'clock, the celebrated Day-Date. The "Oyster" case was also produced with different chronograph movements, either with a constant seconds register or three subsidiary dials including the hour register. The most complicated chronograph version cased in the "Oyster" style is the famous "Dato-Compax", later nick-named "Killy" by collectors, featuring a full calendar on top of the chronograph mechanism.

The top-of-the-line version however was reference 6062, fitted with the in-house automatic movement, upgraded with a full calendar and moon phase indication. In production only during a few years in the first half of the 1950s, this model is considered the most important Oyster model ever made by Rolex. Reference 6062 was available in yellow gold, pink gold and stainless steel.

Examples of the reference 6062 are illustrated in 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by J. Goldberger, pp. 138-152

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