Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

103 Rolex Extremely Attractive Datejust Turnograph Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 6609 With Black Lacquer Dial

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 21,450

Lot Description

Model: Datejust Turnograph
Reference: 6609
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Pink Gold
Year: 1956
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1065
Case N°: 157538
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

The Rolex Turn-O-Graph debuted in 1953 with the reference 6202, and the present lot is an example of the reference 6609, introduced in 1954, and in production until 1960 within the DateJust family. This new reference included many design changes from the original model including a cyclops date window at 3 o’clock, and a fine engine turned bezel with compressed markers every five minutes instead of every minute. This lot is really gorgeous with its three-body solid case with screwed-down case back and crown, bidirectional revolving reeded and graduated bezel all manufactured in 18k pink gold. Watches produced by Rolex in rose gold, during those years, were very few, making the watch very rare and sought after by collectors. The watch is even more fascinating since it is equipped with its pink-gold bracelet, and the dial also has a rare feature: the black lacquered color, which enhances its beauty by standing out in contrast with the color of the pink case. It also presents applied pink gold faceted dart indexes and luminous dots, aperture for the date and luminous pink-gold “alpha” hands.