Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 18, 2022

LOT 41

Ref. 6605, Datejust, black dial, Yellow gold

EUR 10,000 - 20,000

USD 11,300 - 22,600 / HKD 89,000 - 178,000 / CHF 10,400 - 20,800

Sold: EUR 15,600

18K yellow gold, tonneau-shaped water-resistant self-winding wristwatch with screwed case-back, winding-crown, reeded bezel, black dial with center-seconds and date at 3 (aperture under Cyclops lens).

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-7-01



HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model Oyster Perpetual Datejust

Reference 6605

Year Circa 1957

Movement No. N 742 566

Case No. 328 431

Bracelet 18k yellow gold Rolex president bracelet, dated 1st trimester 1961, approx. overall length 175 mm

Diameter 36 mm.

Caliber 1065

Weight 108 gr. (approx.)

Signature Case, dial and movement


Lot in temporary importation and subject to additional fees (see our general terms and conditions of sale)


1945 saw the birth of the Datejust, the first self-winding chronometer wristwatch to display the date in an aperture on the dial. The reference 6605 was produced for three years, from 1956 to 1959. It is thus manufactured in the first part of the production history of this model. This model created in 1957 has a very particular characteristic: the so-called alpha shape of its hands and indexes. Rarely seen on yellow gold versions, the black dial contrasts with the case and the president's bracelet.