With Rolex original warranty and presentation box
This "sixty-sixty two" is a superb premium example of what many Rolex collectors and scholars consider Rolex's most prestigious model ever made. Not only does the present watch impress with its excellent condition but also ticks every box on a purist's check list when it comes to originality and preservation.
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.
The present example is prominently described and illustrated in 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, p. 89.