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
37 Rolex Extremely Rare, Glamorous and Very Remarkable, Triple Calendar, Moon Phases, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Iconic “Stelline” Dial, Reference 6062
Estimate: € 380,000 – 750,000
Sold € 474,500
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Caliber: 9 3/4
Case N°: 788593
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
The reference 6062 is a timeless piece which, for over decades, has been the object of the desire of many collectors and watches lovers. Rolex has only produced 2 models of wristwatches with the always catching moon phase complication, the 8171 and, such as the present one, the 6062. The differences between the two are rather obvious, but the main one is probably the case since the 8171 has a snap on the back while the other one a screw back making it water-resistant. Launched at the Basel Fair in 1950, reference 6062 was the first automatic wristwatch with dates and moon phases to be housed in a waterproof case made by Rolex. Cased in stainless steel, yellow gold and pink gold, the model was fitted with a number of dial variants. The present version is undoubtedly the rarest and most coveted version cased in yellow gold and fitted with eight faceted stars in lieu of hour numerals. Such is the desirability and popularity of the watch, that collectors have dubbed it “Stelline”, meaning “stars” in Italian. Of the 670 reference 6062 produced in yellow gold (approximate), fewer than 150 examples have ever appeared on the market, far fewer with the iconic luminous “Star Dial”. Fairly preserved in the course of these years, the gold case of the reference 6062 was made by Genex, in Geneva, the case department of Gay Frères. The master case maker mark for Genex is number 12 inside a key, such as the present watch. The beautiful green dial is also preserved in cool condition. The numerals on the outer track are inky blue, and the day and date apertures are sharp and angular, demonstrating the originality of the dial while in the lower part of the dial is raising a charming patina. The moon phase disc was produced by Stern Frères with the blue enamel champlevé technique, also used in Patek Philippe calendar watches. This example of this trophy model, with the rare luminous “star” dial is absolutely an opportunity to satiate even the most demanding of collectors and watch scholars.