Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 24, 2021

LOT 297

ROLEX, REF. 6202, TURN-O-GRAPH, STEEL

Extremely fine and rare stainless steel self-winding wristwatch, black rotating bezel

Brand Rolex

Model 6202

Reference Turn-O-Graph

Year Circa 1953

Movement No. 23950

Case No. 950324

Bracelet stainless steel Jubilee bracelet ref 6251H, endlinks 55

Caliber A296

Dimensions 36 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Box and guarantee (blank)

EUR 20,000 - 30,000

USD 24,000 - 36,000 / HKD 188,000 - 282,000

Sold: EUR 23,400


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-10-12-01

Good

Patinated

Worn

HANDS Original


Notes

The Turn-O-Graph is launched in 1953 and is considered as one of the first Rolex’s tool-watches. The reference 6202 is the first one featuring a bidirectional rotating bezel calibrated to 60 minute to be serially produced. Becoming a landmark feature in Rolex’s production, this bezel opened a new path that will be soon followed by other models such as Submariner and GMT. Rolex merged the ‘Turn-O-Graph’ with the ‘DateJust’ in 1954 with reference 6309. Produced one year, this wristwatch is one of the rare example of this first generation of the Turn-O-Graph: a milestone of Rolex history.