Exclusive Timepieces October 2021 | Monaco LOT 201

201. Rolex Extremely Attractive Datejust Turnograph Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 6309 With Silver Dial

Estimate € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 39,000
Lot Description
Model: Datejust
Reference: 6309
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Pink Gold
Year: 1954
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 10 1/2
Case N°: 989135
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The rotating bezel has always been a landmark feature in Rolex’s production line, as a constant aid to divers, pilots and other technical-related professionals. One of the most iconic and of immediate recognizability was the one with minute divisions and fine dividing lines advertised in one of the first Rolex catalogues in 1956 on a reference 6309 bearing the emblem of the US Air Force flying team “Thunderbirds”. Considering this association, this type of bezel is known as Thunderbird. The present watch, reference 6309, is a later reinterpretation of the original ‘Thunderbird’, featuring a rotating bezel and date wheel, replacing the original non-date reference 6202. The pink gold oyster case is gorgeous for its quality and even more so with the exceptional pink gold tile bracelet. The dial with applied baton indexes is a further element of preciousness since its one of the most difficult combination that can be found for this model considering the fact that this model was not particularly commercially successful during its day, which brought to a number production and making it today extremely rare.