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.

196 Rolex Extremely Attractive Datejust Thunderbird Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 6609 With Red Date

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 14,300

Lot Description

Model: Datejust
Reference: 6609
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow gold
Year: 1956
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1065
Case N°: 213885
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 yellow gold. The watch is even more fascinating since it is equipped with a tile yellow-gold bracelet. The dial is marvelous for its ageing: the argentè dial has turned to an incredibly beautiful patina of a ocher/light brown color. It also presents applied yellow-gold faceted dart indexes and luminous dots, aperture for the date in red and luminous yellow-gold “alpha” hands.