Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 27, 2011

LOT 526

Rolex, Stainless Steel, Ref. 6062 ?Black Moon?. Rolex, ?Oyster Perpetual, Officially Certified Chronometer?, case No. 916621, Ref. 6062. Made in 1953. Very fine and very rare, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with triple date and with black moon phases.

CHF 60,000 - 85,000

USD 60,000 - 85,000 / EUR 45,000 - 65,000

Sold: CHF 70,900

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, stepped bezel, curved lugs, screwed-down case back and crown. D. Matte silver with applied stainless steel dart indexes, luminous dots and Arabic quarters, outer black minute track, subsidiary dial for the seconds, outer graduation for the days of the month in blue, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. Stainless steel luminous alpha hands. M. Cal. 9 3/4''', rhodium plated, 19 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, selfcompensating Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 14 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-22-01


Later original

HANDS Original


Ref. 6062. Reference 6062 was produced from 1950 to 1953 in 350 examples, in 18K yellow gold, 50 examples in 18K pink gold and very few in stainless steel. The yellow gold 6062 remained in the Rolex catalogue until 1960. It is interesting to note that in period advertising this watch was referred to as the Oyster Perpetual ?COSMOGRAPH?. Rolex has produced only two different models of moonphase wristwatches, reference 8171 and 6062. Both models are automatic. However, reference 8171 has a snap on back, while reference 6062, the Oyster version, has a water resistant-type screw back.
The watch is fitted with a rare black moon disk that would have normally been fitted on a gold version featuring a black dial.