Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Mar 21, 2020

LOT 251

ROLEX, REF 6605, DATEJUST "SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER BY OFFICIAL TEST", YELLOW GOLD

Very rare and attractive 18k yellow gold, self-winding Chronometer wristwatch with a rare champagne dial bearing the mention "superlative Chronometer by official test" at 6.

Brand Rolex

Model Datejust

Reference Ref. 6605

Year Circa 1956

Bracelet Jubilee 18k yellow gold with deployant clasp 2.56

Numbers 167890

Caliber 1065

Dimensions 36 mm.

Signature Case, dial and movement

CHF 12,000 - 18,000

USD 12,300 - 18,500 / HKD 96,000 - 145,000

Sold: CHF 13,750


Grading System
Grade:
Case: 3

Good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original


Notes

Launched in the early 1950s, the Rolex reference 6605 is one of the most sought after Datejust.
Housing the automatic caliber 1065, this present model has the particularity to have a rare champagne dial bearing the mention "superlative Chronometer by official test". According to our research, this mention was written on the first dial of Datejust.
The dial is also complemented with the unusual applied dagger indexes which gives it a special charm.
Preserved in good condition, this watch is sure to please collectors and Rolex lovers.