During the early 1950's, Rolex launched reference 6062, which is seen by many collectors as the ultimate Rolex wristwatch. In fact, together with reference 8171 (see next lot), it is one of only two models to show the date, the weekday, the month and the phases of the moon. It was also the first Rolex model ever to be fitted with the so-called Super-Oyster Crown.
Only very few examples of reference 6062 were made - cased in either yellow or pink gold, or even more rarely, in stainless steel. To further enhance the watch's individuality and exclusivity, a variety or dial designs were available, few with the most popular star-shaped numerals.
The present watch, now offered by its second owner, a Swiss lady, is one of the most beautiful and desirable examples of this legendary reference: made in 1953, it is cased in pink gold and still retains its original Jubilee bracelet, a rarity by itself. Preserved in outstandingly original and unspoilt condition, it is fitted with a very unusual and merely unknown dial. Usually reserved for examples in stainless steel or yellow gold, the dial is fitted with Arabic numerals and lozenge-shaped indexes as hour markers.
To the best of our knowledge, no other example of this reference in pink gold with such dial display has been offered publicly during the last 30 years.