Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 October 2022 | Monaco

Auction Details

One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.

Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271

143 Rolex Attractive, Datejust Turnograph, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Red Write Silver Dial, Reference 6309

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 9,100

Model: Datejust Turnograph
Reference: 6309
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1955
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: A296
Case N°: 85595
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

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 yellow-gold oyster case is gorgeous for its quality and even more so with the exceptional dial with applied gold spade shaped hour markers and the unusual red “Datejust” writing at 12 o’clock, one of the most difficult combinations that can be found for this model.