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Rolex Remarkable Precision Dustproof Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 6422, With Wonderful Two Tone Dial

Estimation € 12,000 – 25,000

Model: Precision Dustproof
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 6422
Year: 1957
Case N°: 274498
Caliber: 1210
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

The inventiveness of Rolex in finding new names for its creations seems never seen an end. Especially in the ’50s and ’60s have been coined some names now renown such as Air King, Explorer, Everest or Metropolitan. One more name has been used in that years and is now very difficult to find, that of Dustproof. This wording was present only on some rare dials equipped on the reference 6424, a Precision-Shock Resisting model available in stainless steel and on some very rare reference 6422 realized also in yellow gold. This model is nowadays very difficult to find and the present lot is probably one of the nicest ever produced by Rolex for its special configurations of the dial. The case is nice and well preserved maintaining sharp edges and right proportions. The smooth yellow gold bezel is the perfect frame for an absolutely astonishing dial. It is indeed a demonstration of the highest craftsmanship: the outer ring has the always appreciated champagne color with applied yellow gold arabic and large baton numerals with luminous dots. Among them stands out a beautiful engraved decoration with a very thin texture. Internally the rarest peculiarity: a black lacquered circle equally divided into 4 parts by 2 perpendicular lines in gold. This special decoration is further enhanced by “Dustproof” and “Shock-Resisting” gold lettering and dauphine hands with internal luminous material. With the typical Oyster pad to prevent dust from entering and ruining the movement, this watch represents an unusual, rare and striking alternative to classic Oyster models.

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