Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2015

LOT 120

ROLEX REF. 6062 STELLINE PINK GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Officially Certified Chronometer," case No. 788634, Ref. 6062. Made in 1951. Very fine and extremely rare, tonneau-shaped, selfwinding, water resistant, 18K pink gold Chronometer wristwatch with triple date, moon phases and "Super Oyster" crown.

CHF 250,000 - 350,000

HKD 2,000,000 - 2,810,000 / USD 260,000 - 362,000

Sold: CHF 315,750

Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, half-hooded lugs, screwed-down case back. Matte silver with applied faceted pink gold dart and star indexes, luminous dots, subsidiary seconds, outer graduation for the days of the month in blue Arabic numerals, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases. Luminous pink gold dauphine hands. Cal. 9```3/4, rhodium-plated, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring.

Click to full view

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-05-01

Very good

HANDS Luminous material reapplied

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. Property of the Original Family Never offered at auction this particular example has been kept in the original family since its purchase. The case has been wonderfully conserved showing very little wear with crisp numbers between the lugs as well as a crisp punchmark to the back of the case and a movement in mint condition. The REF. 6062 was produced from 1949 to 1953, with 350 examples in yellow gold, 50 examples in pink gold and very few in stainless steel. This reference features a great variety of indexes; with the rarest being the diamond indexes and then the star indexes. Very few examples have black dials, and only two are known with black dial and diamond indexes. Watches with black dials always had the moon featured on a black enamel sky. It is interesting to note that in ROLEX's advertisement the Ref. 6062 was referred to as the COSMOGRAPH.