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Rolex. An extremely rare and attractive 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch with centre seconds and red date
On lots marked with an + in the catalogue, VAT wil… Read more THE RED 6305
Rolex. An extremely rare and attractive 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch with centre seconds and red date

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, DATEJUST, REF. 6305, CASE NO. 948’427, CIRCA 1953

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Rolex. An extremely rare and attractive 18K pink gold automatic wristwatch with centre seconds and red date
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, ref. 6305, case no. 948’427, circa 1953
Movement: automatic, cal. H8020, 2 jewels
Dial: silvered dial, gold dagger indexes
Case: screw-down back
Signed: case, dial and movement
Dimensions: 35 mm. diam.
With: gold plated Rolex buckle
Special Notice

On lots marked with an + in the catalogue, VAT will be charged at 8% on both the premium as well as the hammer price.
Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.

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Lot Essay

Produced for a short period of time during the 1950s, reference 6305 was cased principally in yellow gold. A few examples are known in pink and white gold as well as in stainless steel. The present watch is one of these rare pink gold examples featuring the date in red. When the most usual date variation is known as roulette-style with alternative black and red dates, the present piece features a red-only date display. The combination of this unusual date display in a pink gold case is obviously leading this reference 6305 nickname to be The Red 6305. This stylish watch is furthermore enhanced by the attractive dial showing a very subtle and consistent patina bringing out the vintage style of the 50's and raisinf it to a very desirable timepiece.


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