29 November 2007,
Price realised HKD 68,750
HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000
ROLEX. A FINE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS AND DATE
SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST, MODEL "THUNDERBIRD", CASE NO. 222003, REF. 6609, CIRCA 1958
Cal. 1065 nickel-finished lever movement, 25 jewels, mono-metallic balance adjusted in 5 positions, the gilt sunburst dial with applied baton numerals and luminous dot accents, outer minutes divisions, luminous gold hands, centre seconds, magnified aperture for date, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with gold "Thunderbird" bezel calibrated for 60 units, screw down crown and screw back, together with an 18k gold Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Hong Kong +852 2760 1766
Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766
The reference 6609 was the replacement for refernce 6202, the original Turn-O-Graph, and remained in production until 1960.
Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.
This ‘great-great-grandfather’ of Patek Philippe’s perpetual chronograph series — one of only 281 ever crafted — is being offered in Dubai on 23 March
A striking example in the storied Calatrava line, the ref. 2526 was the first Patek Philippe wristwatch with an automatic movement
Why Vintage Heuer chronographs made between the 1930s and the 1980s are so highly regarded
Exploring the appeal of watches made for the legendary American store that were specially designed for fishing, hunting and sailing
Antiquities specialist Hannah Solomon explains why this Apis bull is a cause for excitement among collectors and institutions across the globe
The ‘Godfather of Toy Figures’ invites us into his Hong Kong studio for a peek at his upcoming selling exhibition, presented at Christie’s Hong Kong, 11-27 April