Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 539

ROLEX REF 6062 YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Officially Certified Chronometer", case No. 916307, Ref. 6062. Made in 1952 . Extremely fine and very rare, 18K yellow gold tonneau-shaped, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with triple date and moon phases with a gold Rolex buckle.

CHF 90,000 - 130,000

HKD 720,000 - 1,040,000 / USD 90,000 - 130,000

Sold: CHF 125,000

Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, curved lugs, inclined bezel, correctors on the bands, screwed-down case back and crown. Silver with applied yellow gold faceted pyramidal and dart indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary seconds dial, 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 yellow gold dauphine hands. 9 3/4```, rhodium-plated, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, index regulator.

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Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2-10

Very good


Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. 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. This example has been kept in remarkable condition featuring thick lugs, an almost untouched deep and crisp hallmark under the lower lug. The dial is in excellent condition with no blemishes and has the last version of the 6062 dial featuring the T Swiss T dial which were possibly mounted late as the watch remained unsold for a while or an early service dial. The movement reflects the condition of the watch with only one service mark engraved in the caseback. A simply gorgeous example of the iconic 6062.