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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Mar 21, 2020

LOT 159

ROLEX, REF 6309, DATEJUST "RED THUNDERBIRD", STEEL AND GOLD

Very rare and attractive stainless steel and 18k yellow gold, self-widing wristwatch, yellow gold revolving bezel, patinated dial with "roulette" date and "Datejust" in red.

Brand Rolex

Model Datejust "Thunderbird"

Reference Ref. 6309

Year Circa 1955

Bracelet Jubilee stainless steel and yellow gold with deployant clasp no. 3.55

Numbers 80716

Caliber 10 1/2"

Dimensions 36mm.

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Box

CHF 3,000 - 5,000

USD 3,050 - 5,100 / HKD 24,000 - 40,000

Sold: CHF 7,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-10

Good

Patinated


Notes

So-called "Thunderbird", due to the U.S. Air Force demonstration flying team associated with this model in the first commercials in 1950's, the reference 6309 has the particularity to have a revolving bezel with attractive relief markers. 
This present model is from 1955. It has an interesting patinated dial with the red writing "Datejust" and the rare "Roulette" date at 3, allowing to have even numbers in red and odd numbers in black. 
In this combination, this watch is rare to find in good condition and will be a great addition to your collection.