Reference 6034 is the successor to reference 4537, and was in production during the 1950s and early 1960s. The majority of the production was cased in stainless steel, a limited number in yellow gold, and an extremely small amount was granted a pink gold case, such as the present piece. A quick analysis of past auctions immediately shows how rare the pink gold version is, with just a handful of pink examples sold over the past years.
Offered in very appealing condition of both case and dial, it also features a remarkably rare dial design, characterized by square faceted numerals. The striking resemblance of such markers to the ancient pyramids granted this dial the nickname “Egyptian”. Egyptian dials can be found on a number of Rolex references, from chronographs to complicated pieces (notably, on reference 6062), and they are usually the most rare dial typology for the reference. Research shows only four other similar pieces publicly sold over the past years.
Furthermore, the present piece boasts a remarkable provenance: never before seen at auction, it spent the past quarter of a century in Milan, in the safety deposit box of an important Italian collector who never wore it once, only winding it every once in a while.