Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels July 2019 | Monaco LOT 130

130. Rolex An automatic and unusual Rolex reference 6426 in stainless steel made for the United Arab Emirates

Estimate € 2,500 –⁠ 5,000

Sold € 3,770
Lot Description
Model: Oyster
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 6426
Year: 1975
Case N°: 4091673
Caliber: 1225
Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 34

The image of the falcon has been used in many cultures, such as the Roman one during the Holy Roman Empire and the Russian Socialist Republic. The falcon expresses the power of vision, of determination and perhaps for this reason it was used in 1973 (and subsequently modified in 2008) as the official emblem of the United Arab Emirates. A fairly common practice for Rolex to portray some watches with particular logos such as UAE Armed Forces, UAE Air Forces, the UAE Eagle, the Abu Dhabi Government, and, on a few very exceptional collections. They are, rarely, available from vintage watch boutiques and here is one of the best Rolex reference 6426 in steel with silvered dial featuring the official UAE logo with the falcon. Due to the good overall condition of case, bracelet and dial, this represents the opportunity to purchase a watch very difficult to find.