Geneva, May 11, 2024

LOT 175


CHF 15,000 - 25,000

HKD 130,000 - 218,000 / USD 16,600 - 27,700 / EUR 15,300 - 25,500

Sold: CHF 15,000

self winding

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01-05

Very good

HANDS Original

HANDS Luminous material reapplied

Brand Rolex, switzerland

Model Turn-o-graph

Year circa 1953

Case No. 949133

Bracelet stainless steel Rolex folded bracelet (7835/80), approx. overall length

Diameter 36

Caliber A260, 19 jewels

Signature dial, case and movement


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 rotating 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 only in about 4'200 examples, this wristwatch is one of the rare example of this first generation of the Turn-O-Graph: a milestone of Rolex history.
This particular example has been very well preserved in all original condition, its original faded bezel, and its untouched dial, indexes reacting strongly to the Geiger counter.


Property of a South African Gentleman