Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

144 Rolex Extremely Attractive Datejust Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 6605, With Sweep Centre Seconds, Date, Black Lacquer Dial and Rolex Bracelet

Estimate: € 12,000 –⁠ 24,000

Sold € 29,900

Lot Description

Model: Datejust
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 6605
Year: 1957
Case N°: 328442
Caliber: 1065
Movement type: Automatic
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, Superlative Chronometer Official Certified, the present watch is a spectacular example of reference 1510 for a watch lover. The word Oyster was firstly used by Rolex in 1926 when they created the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch: the unusual screw back hermetically sealed was able to provide optimal protection for the movement, giving all models that have used this case a depth of at least 100 meters. Moreover the word Perpetual was fundamental because gave enormous fame to the english origin brand since its was the first watch with an automatic movement. The exquisiteness of this Rolex Datejust is quite remarkable. Exemplary in perfect state of conservation of the reference 6605 produced by the brand with the crown only from 1956 to 1959, there are many precious details to be noted of this lot. In addition to the already mentioned excellent conditions for a watch produced in 1957; the second and important feature is the automatic 1065 caliber characterized by smaller dimensions if compared with the previously used A.295/296 calibres which allow the adoption of a new case with a more tapered profile. Third, the beautiful galvanic black lacquer dial with yellow gold applied arrow indexes and gilded printing. The date with cyclops at 3 o’clock and the gold alpha hand comple this idyllic portrait of a very gorgeous wristwatch.