Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

165 Rolex Remarkable Precision Explorer Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 6298, With Cream Centre Seconds Explorer Style Dial

Estimate: € 12,500 –⁠ 25,000

Sold € 15,600

Model: Oyster Perpetual Precision Explorer
Reference: 6298
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1953
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: A.296
Case N°: 928206
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Known by collectors as the Ovettone, the reference 6298 impresses by its large case size of 36 mm and its domed back further increasing its wrist presence. The inventiveness of Rolex in finding new names for its creations seems never to end. One more name has been used in that years and now is very difficult to find and is that of Explorer. This wording was present only on some rare dials equipped on the reference 6298, a Precision model available in stainless steel, launched by Rolex as prototypes for the future Explorer line, these early versions feature the word Explorer on the dial. The lot offered here is one of this specimen in very nice conditions, the argentè dial of this lot, in addition to presenting the precious writing, has the further peculiarity of the applied baton and arabic numerals at 3.6 and 9 with the nice alpha hands with inner luminous material.