A fine and rare yellow gold calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and original textured bracelet

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1956
    Reference No: 6510
    Movement No: NDD608599
    Case No: 214'033
    Model Name: Day-Date
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, 1055, 25 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: 18k yellow gold Rolex bracelet, 190 mm. maximum length
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex folding deployant clasp stamped Rolex 4.56
    Dimensions: 35.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a yellow gold reference 6510 however fitted with a Jubilee bracelet, please see 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, page 171.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch, an example from 1956, was produced the very first year that the Day-Date model was introduced to the market. It is an overall exceptional example. This watch is fitted with a rare and beautiful textured bracelet which we believe is original to the watch. The dial has aged to a warm beige tone, which really adds charisma.

    Preserved in excellent condition, this watch still retains its original factory sticker to the case back, and original satin factory finishes to the top of the lugs.

  • 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. 6510
A fine and rare yellow gold calendar wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and original textured bracelet

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K黃金鏈帶腕錶,配中心秒針、星期及日曆顯示,“Day-Date”,型號6510,1956年製

1956
35.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$120,000 - 180,000 

sold for HK$212,500

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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