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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 14, 2017

LOT 136

ROLEX REF 6611 DAY DATE, RETAILED BY SERPICO Y LAINO, YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Day-Date, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified", No. 386339, Ref. 6611B. Made circa 1958. Fine and rare, tonneau-shaped, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with day and date and a a Rolex 18K yellow gold bracelet.

Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back with presentation inscription and crown, fluted bezel, crystal with cyclops lens. Matte silver with applied faceted yellow gold baton indexes, outer minute/ seconds track, apertures for the day and the date. Luminous yellow gold alpha 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, free sprung self-compensating Breguet balance spring.

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-10-01

Very good

Patinated

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case, and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. Approx overall length 180 mm. 1957 marked the launch of the successor of reference 6511, the 6611 featuring the newly launched caliber 1055 which was only produced for about one year before being replaced by the 1803. Produced in much smaller numbers than the 1803, this current example is instantly recognizable due to its extra line on the dial from the retailer Serpico Y Laino, its matching spanish day disk and its big logo Rolex bracelet dated 1958 that were made for Spanish markets only.