When we think of vintage Rolex watches we think of the classic vintage sixties tool watches, The Submariners & The Daytona’s . They are super cool but the real beauty is in their vintage precious metal complicated models. They are effortlessly timeless and iconic!
On November 8th 2015 at Antiquorum”s Important Modern & Vintage timepiece’s auction, The Rolex REF. 6062 STELLINE PINK GOLD sold for a whopping CHF 315,750 or $313,000 give or take. The original auction estimates were 250,000 CHF – 350,000 CHF or 260,000 USD – 362,000 USD.
The “Oyster Perpetual, Officially Certified Chronometer,” case No. 788634, Ref. 6062. Made in 1951. Very fine and extremely rare, tonneau-shaped, selfwinding, water resistant, 18K pink gold Chronometer wristwatch with triple date, moon phases and “Super Oyster” crown.
The Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm. Property of the Original Family Never offered at auction this particular example has been kept in the original family since its purchase. The case has been wonderfully conserved showing very little wear with crisp numbers between the lugs as well as a crisp punchmark to the back of the case and a movement in mint condition. The REF. 6062 was produced from 1949 to 1953, with 350 examples in yellow gold, 50 examples in pink gold and very few in stainless steel. This reference features a great variety of indexes; with the rarest being the diamond indexes and then the star indexes. Very few examples have black dials, and only two are known with black dial and diamond indexes. Watches with black dials always had the moon featured on a black enamel sky. It is interesting to note that in ROLEX’s advertisement the Ref. 6062 was referred to as the COSMOGRAPH.
This is a fine example of why Rolex needs to bring pieces back from their archive. The watch is so incredibly beautiful, relevant and would be respected amongst the most keen watch collector. Oh well! One can dream Right?