Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco LOT 168

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Rolex Absolutely Fascinating and Esteemed Oyster Perpetual Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 6098

Estimate € 7,500 –⁠ 15,000

Sold € 9,750
Lot Description

Model: Oyster Perpetual
Reference: 6098
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1950
Movement: Automatic
Case N°: 726598
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

The present lot, also known as “Ovettone”, since it was (and still is nowadays) one of the largest bubble-back types, time-only watch produced by the brand, has been realized in stainless steel with screw-down case supplied by the case maker Genex S. A. (a subsidiary of dial maker Stern Frères) and are exactly the same as the famous model 6062 which includes the triple calendar complication. In over 70 years has been preserved extremely well: the lugs are sharp, the bezel is smooth and the case back is clean and shiny in an extraordinary way. The dial is simply beautiful with applied Arabic numerals with black, outer closed track for the constant seconds and feuille gold hands.