A fine and rare pink gold calendar wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1957
    Reference No: 6611
    Movement No: DD608904
    Case No: 261'753
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 1055, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Light brown suede leather strap
    Dimensions: 35 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a Day-Date reference 6611, please see Day-Date The Presidential Rolex by Pucci Papaleo, pages 116 and 117.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Reference 6611 must be considered one of the rarest Day-Date models. The present watch was manufactured in the very early days of the introduction of the Day-Date and has been retained in very charismatic and honest condition.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 6611
A fine and rare pink gold calendar wristwatch

勞力士,精細、罕有及早期,18K紅金自動上弦腕錶,配星期及日曆顯示,“Day-Date”,型號6611,約1957年製

Circa 1957
35 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$56,000 - 72,000 
€6,700-8,700
$7,000-9,000

sold for HK$87,500

Contact Specialist
Sam Hines
Deputy Chairman, Asia and International Head of Watches
++852 6773 9315 shines@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017