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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 115

ROLEX REF. 6511, PINK GOLD, PINK DIAL, RED DATE Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," case No. 134692, Ref. 6511. Made circa 1956. Fine and rare, tonneau-shaped, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K pink gold wristwatch with day and date and an 18k pink gold Rolex bracelet.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, reeded bezel, screwed-down case back and crown, crystal with cyclops lens. Pink with applied faceted pink gold dart indexes, outer minute/ seconds divisions, apertures for the day and the date. Luminous pink gold dauphine hands. Cal. 1055, rhodium-plated, oeil de perdrix decoration, 25 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating blued Breguet balance spring.

CHF 8,000 - 12,000

HKD 66,000 - 100,000 / USD 8,500 - 13,000

Sold: CHF 17,500

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Dial, case, and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx. overall length 165 mm. Made for only one year before being replaced by reference 6611, reference 6511 remains one of the rarest day-dates. Rarely found in pink gold with its matching pink gold bracelet dated 2.57, original dauphine hands and all red date, it is sure to please the collector of rare Presidents.