Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 08, 2020

LOT 195

ROLEX, REF. 6098, OYSTER PERPETUAL, HONEYCOMB STAR DIAL, STEEL

A very fine and extremely rare, self-winding, stainless steel wristwatch with honeycomb star dial.

Brand Rolex

Model Oyster Perpetual

Reference 6098

Year Circa 1952

Case No. 725450

Caliber 13 1/2’’’

Dimensions 36 mm

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

CHF 30,000 - 50,000

HKD 240,000 - 400,000 / USD 30,000 - 50,000

Sold: CHF 68,750


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Notes

Housed in a large at the time case of 36 mm, the reference 6098 is often referred to as the big bubbleback or Ovetonne due its convex caseback. Produced also in yellow gold, stainless steel versions featuring a honeycomb dial and star indexes such as this example are among the most collectible versions of the 6098 especially with a mint dial.