Forte dei Marmi Auction

Forte Dei Marmi, Jun 24, 2022

LOT 181


EUR 40,000 - 80,000

USD 42,500 - 85,000 / HKD 334,000 - 670,000 / CHF 41,600 - 84,000

Sold: EUR 65,250

A rare manual-winding 18K yellow gold chronograph wristwatch with patina on dial and beautiful yellow gold integrated riveted oyster bracelet.

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model Pre-Daytona Chronograph

Reference 6034

Year Circa 1953

Case No. 947177

Bracelet Original Rolex oyster riveted 18K yellow gold Length 185 mm. (approx)

Caliber 72

Dimensions 37 mm

Weight 91 gr

Signature Dial, case and movement


The Rolex Oyster Chronograph ref. 6034, produced in the early 1950s stands out for its popularity with celebrities, and its precursor status to the further iconic Daytona. The ref. 6034 was particularly popular with pilots due to the inclusion of tachymeter and telemetry scales of different colors on the dial and for speed and distance measurement respectively. In addition, the watch has three counters at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock that display the constant seconds, thirty minutes and twelve hours. All of these features made it an excellent choice for motor racing drivers. This chronograph is powered by a manually wound movement with a caliber 72, and the chronograph functions are accessible via the two round pushers located on either side of the crown. Both the movement of the watch and the case, of diam. 37 mm, are antimagnetic and the back is screwed and water resistant.