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.

89 Rolex Remarkable Precision Dustproof Shock Resisting Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 6424, With Wonderful Cream Centre Seconds Explorer Style Dial

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Model: Precision Dustproof
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 6424
Year: 1956
Case N°: 178071
Caliber: 1210
Movement type: Manual
Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

The inventiveness of Rolex in finding new names for its creations seems never to 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 now is very difficult to find and is 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. The lot offered here is one of this specimen in very nice conditions, equipped with a very nice jubilee stainless steel bracelet with Rolex clasp. Among the reference 6424, to the best of our knowledge, this is the only second example to appear at auction with the rare signature Dustproof. The caliber is the famous 1210, in production only between 1954 and 1967. The argentè dial of this lot, in addition to presenting the precious writing, has the further peculiarity of the applied yellow gold baton and arabic numerals at 3.6 and 9 with the nice alpha hands with inner luminous material. With the typical Oyster pad to prevent dust from entering and ruining the movement, this watch represents a valid, unusual and rare alternative to classic Oyster models.