162 Rolex Very Fascinating and Fine, Oyster Dustproof, Wristwatch in Steel, With Black Two-Tone Dial, Reference 6082

Estimate: €8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold €13,650

Model: Oyster Dustproof
Reference: 6082
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1951
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 710
Case N°: 810 693
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

The inventiveness of Rolex in finding new names for its creations seems never seen an end. Especially in the ’50s and ’60s have been coined some names now renown such as Air King, Explorer, Everest or Metropolitan. One more name has been used in that year and is now very difficult to find, that of Dustproof. This wording was present only on some rare dials also equipped on the reference 6082, a Precision-Shock Resisting model available in stainless steel. 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. The case is nice and well preserved maintaining sharp edges and right proportions. The smooth steel bezel is the perfect frame for an absolutely astonishing dial. It is indeed a demonstration of the highest craftsmanship: the outer ring has the always appreciated champagne-like color with applied Arabic and large baton numerals with luminous dots. Among them stands out a beautiful engraved decoration with a very thin texture. Internally the rarest peculiarity: a black lacquered circle equally divided into 4 parts by 2 perpendicular lines. This special decoration is further enhanced by “Dustproof” and “Shock-Resisting” gold lettering and hands with internal luminous material. This watch represents an unusual, rare and striking alternative to classic Oyster models.