Rare Watches, Fine Jewels & Modern Art – Session 2
18 July 2018 | Monaco | Lot 347
Rolex Submariner Tropical 6205, lollipop Hand
Estimate € 30,000 – 40,000
Brand : Rolex
Model : Submariner
Reference N. : 6205
Year : 1956
Case number : 85993
Caliber : A.260
Bracelet : Rolex Oyster riveted stainless steel bracelet with deployment clasp stamp 4.68
Dimensions : 37 mm
Extremely rare and fine stainless steel self-winding diver’s wristwatch with gilt tropical dial. Signed case, dial and movement.
1954 was the year that saw the launch of a Rolex that would forever hold its place in horological history the Submariner. Part of the first references ever launched (one can also find references 6200 and 6204 dating from the same year), the reference 6205 was only made for about one year. Some of these models did not feature the word Submariner such as this one, and had also an iconic second hand featuring a lollipop at its extremity and no minute markers on the bezel. According to scholars it was the first model to feature Mercedes hands, this example has its original bezel that has turned to a nice brown shade, and is on of the earlier and rarer models without the word Submariner on the dial. A rare opportunity to acquire one of the earliest Submariners ever made.
Très rare et superbe montre-bracelet de plongée en acier. Boîtier rond. Couronne et fond vissés. Lunette graduée. Cadran Tropical avec index et aiguilles luminescents. Trotteuse centrale « Lollipop ». Mouvement automatique. La référence submariner 6205 a été fabriquée en 1955, il s’agit de la seconde série de Submariner et la première à être équipée avec les aiguilles dites « Mercedes »