Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 339

Ref. 6085, self-winding, centre-seconds; 18K yellow gold

EUR 7,000 - 10,000

USD 8,400 - 11,900 / HKD 65,000 - 93,000

Sold: EUR 9,100

18K yellow gold, self-winding, tonneau-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, fluted bezel, “Super-Oyster” winding-crown, silver colour dial with radial applied indexes and centre-seconds.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Oyster Perpetual” “Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified”

Reference 6085

Year circa 1961

Case No. 854 183 (by Genex S.A., Chêne-Bourg, Geneva)

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Rolex bracelet with deployant clasp

Length 185 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 11’’’

Dimensions 39.3 x 33.8 mm

Length 185 mm. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement


“Super-Oyster” winding-crown
The “Super-Oyster” winding-crown was an attempt by Rolex to create a waterproof winding-crown which did not need to be screwed down. While the system worked, the rubber seal tended to perish over time; thus, this crown type was phased out after only a few years of production.

*a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer's premium, plus 150€ for termination of temporary export, at buyer's expense, only if it is delivered within the EU