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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1953
    Reference No: 6284
    Movement No: 31'232
    Case No: 936'850
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, 645, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, 160 mm. maximum length, end links stamped 50
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex
    Dimensions: 34 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed; inside case back further stamped 2.53
    Literature: For another example of reference 6284 with honey comb dial, please see Rolex Collecting Modern and Vintage Wristwatches Volume II by Osvaldo Patrizzi, page 355.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This stainless steel reference 6284 is a charming example and was manufactured in 1953 and is confirmed by the two 2.53 stamped inside of the case back. The watch is further distinguished with its honeycombed dial that has aged evenly and gives the watch a very charismatic look. The dial is further highlighted with applied fan-form numerals and black graphics.

  • Artist Biography

    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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 6284
A rare stainless steel wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, honey comb dial and bracelet

Circa 1953
34 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed; inside case back further stamped 2.53

Estimate
HK$24,000 - 40,000 

Sold for HK$21,250

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
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Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am