Important Collectors’ Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Du Rhône, May 13, 2007

LOT 193

Ref. 6205, So-Called "James Bond" Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, case No. 21377, Ref. 6205. Made circa 1950. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, waterresistant, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch.

CHF 13,000 - 16,000

EUR 8,000 - 10,000 / USD 11,000 - 13,000

Sold: CHF 15,340

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated bi-directional revolving black bezel for the decompression times. D. Black with luminous round, triangular and baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions. Luminous steel "skeleton" hands. M. Cal. 9 3/4''', rhodiumplated, 19 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic superbalance, shock absorber, selfcompensating Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 37 mm. Thickness: 13 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-22-01


Later original

HANDS Original


Ref. 6205 The reference 6205, along with reference 6204, is among the first versions of the famous "Submariner" wristwatch. This model does not yet feature the crown-guard system and the depth indication on the dial. A similar watch is illustrated in ?Rolex Collecting Modern and Vintage Wristwatches? by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, Genova, 2006, vol. II, p. 286.