118 Rolex Remarkable and Attractive, Bombay, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Guilloche, Red "Officially" Dial, Reference 6090

Estimate: €2,500 –⁠ 5,000

Sold (Premium)€3,472

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Model: Bombay
Reference: 6090
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1951
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1030
Case N°: 855218
Dimensions: 33 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

This Rolex is affectionately nicknamed "Bombay," derived from the French word “bombé,” meaning round, a term originally used to describe the watch's elegantly curved lugs. Over time, this term was Americanized to "Bombay." While inherently sporty, this Oyster Perpetual transforms into an elegant dress watch due to its refined design. Reference 6090 is a creative reinterpretation of the classic Rolex Oyster case, notable for its voluptuously sculpted lugs. This particular example not only maintains the original proportions and intricate design of the lugs but also captivates enthusiasts with its exceptionally rare dial configuration. It features a guilloché pattern dial with a distinctive red "Officially" inscription at six o'clock, an uncommon and highly attractive detail. Designed for everyday wear, the Oyster Perpetual blends elegant aesthetics with robust reliability, embodying the core values that have made Rolex a renowned name in watchmaking.