Exclusive Timepieces October 2021 | Monaco LOT 271

271. Rolex Very Fascinating and Fine Oyster Perpetual Bombay Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 6090, With Gilt Black Dial and Corrugated Guillochè Contour

Estimate € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 84,500
Lot Description
Model: Oyster Perpetual Bombay
Reference: 6090
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Pink Gold
Year: 1946
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: A.260
Case N°: 855457
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

This watch with its black two-tone dial is among the most collectable of Rolex’s Time Only watches. This model is nowadays very difficult to find and the present lot is probably one of the nicest ever produced by Rolex for its special configurations of the dial. Affectionately nicknamed “Bombay” French for "domed" by collectors due to its curvaceous, sculpted lugs, this watch is a very attractive example of a reference 6090 Oyster Perpetual. It is indeed a demonstration of the highest craftmanship: the outer ring has the always appreciated pink color, internally the rarest peculiarity: a black laquered with gold hour markers for the hour and applied dot minute track. This special decoration is further enhanced by the gold lettering and dauphine hands. The case is perfect well preserved maintaining sharp edges and right proportions. The pink-gold bezel is the perfect frame for an absolutely astonishing dial. With the typical Oyster case to prevent the water entering in the movement, this watch represents an unusual, rare and striking alternative to classic Oyster models. Very unusual period pink gold mesh bracelet.