Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Jun 28, 2020

LOT 379

ROLEX, REF. 6034, OYSTER CHRONOGRAPH, PINK GOLD

An extremely fine and rare, manual wind, 18k pink gold chronograph wristwatch.

Brand Rolex

Model Oyster chronograph

Reference 6034

Year Circa 1955

Case No. 97449

Bracelet 18k pink gold Rolex riveted expandable bracelet dated 51, approx. overall length 157 mm.

Caliber 72

Dimensions 36 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement

Accessories Fitted box, extra gold link

CHF 250,000 - 350,000

HKD 2,000,000 - 2,800,000 / USD 250,000 - 350,000

Sold: CHF 600,000


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: E*
Dial: 2-10-01

Very good

Patinated

HANDS Original


Notes

The Rolex 6034 is an icon in Rolex chronograph for a few reasons. The first one is that its reference number starts with a 6XXX, which denotes the first steps into the more sporty versions of chronographs that would end with the reference 6263/6265, the second is that it is only the second chronograph featuring a screw-down waterproof caseback not only increasing its usability but also adding thickness/ ruggedness to the case. This particular example is what one could call in "Concours" unrestored condition. First one is taken back by the overall condition of the piece, the case not only being in close to mint condition as evidenced by the two crisp deep hallmarks on the lugs but more amazingly, 3 crisp hallmarks on the back of the case that are almost never seen as usually worn or polished off. The beautiful and extremely rare Rolex pink gold riveted bracelet is also tight and in perfect condition showing no stretch. The rare dial shows a wonderful light patina from age but is free from oxydation and damage as many examples from this period show. Furthermore it is a rare configuration with luminous dauphine hands and indexes with all luminous perfectly matching and still in place. Rarely found in pink gold, this is, without a doubt, the best example Antiquorum has ever offered at auction.