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Geneva, Oct 14, 2007

LOT 487

Ref. 6105, ?Red Date-Black Dial? Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, Chronometer Officially Certified", case No. 907165, Ref. 6105. Made in 1952. Very fine and rare, water-resistant, center seconds, self-winding, 18K yellow gold chronometer wristwatch with red date.

CHF 10,000 - 12,000

EUR 6,000 - 7,000 / USD 8,500 - 10,000

Sold: CHF 23,600

C. Two body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back, "Super- Oyster" crown, milled bezel. D. Black with applied yellow gold dart indexes, outer gold-painted fifths of a second divisions, gold framed aperture for the date in red. Luminous yellow gold ?alpha? hands. M. Cal. A.296, 10 1/2''', rhodium-plated, 19 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Superbalance timed to 6 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 35 mm. Thickness 14 mm. From ?The Collection?

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


The ?Super-Oyster? winding crown was an attempt by Rolex to create a waterproof winding crown which did not need to be screwed down. While the system itself worked, in time the rubber seal perished and therefore this crown type was phased out after only a few years of production.