Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Hong Kong, Dec 05, 2021

LOT 357


HKD 250,000 - 350,000

EUR 28,100 - 39,300 / CHF 29,600 - 41,400 / USD 32,100 - 45,000

Sold: HKD 512,500

Very fine and extremely rare, 18K yellow gold, self-winding wristwatch with dead-beat center seconds and screwed caseback.

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model Tru-Beat

Reference 6556

Year Circa 1962

Movement No. N927409

Case No. 739524

Bracelet Rolex ref 7205 18k yellow gold rivet bracelet with 57 endlink, approx length 175 mm

Caliber 1040

Dimensions Ø 35 mm

Signature Case, Dial and Movement

Accessories Rolex box


The Rolex Tru-Beat reference 6556 was created for doctors to allow a more accurate reading of patients' pulse rates. The caliber 1040, is the only Rolex
watch equipped with a "dead-beat" second mechanism that advances the second hand only once per second. The ‘Tru-Beat’ mechanism was truly
different than anything offered on the market. This reference was produced predominantly in stainless steel, with only very few examples in pink or yellow
This superb example made in circa 1962, remains in excellent condition, represents one of the most desirable watches for collectors because of so
difficult to find.