Auction Watch: Rolex Ref 6062 Triple Calendar with Black Lacquer Dial
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Rolex Ref 6062 Triple Calendar on SS Jubilee Bracelet
Among the numerous fine and uncommon watches to be offered at the upcoming Christie’s Important Watches Including Property from an Important European Collection, this uncommon Rolex Ref 6062 — highlighting triple calendar with moonphases and black lacquer dial — is maybe my top pick. What’s more, one that perusers of Bob’s Watches can most likely appreciate. We should investigate this extravagance watch.
A Reference 6062 Worth Collecting
The Rolex reference 6062 was dispatched in the mid 1950’s and is among the brand’s more pursued references all things considered. The reference is sufficiently uncommon — however this specific model in hardened steel is much more unique given its praiseworthy condition and black lacquer dial. Truth be told this is the lone known illustration of a black dial Ref 6062 brought to showcase, which implies that this could really be a special piece (more on the provenance, below).
Rolex Ref 6062 Annual Calendar with Black Lacquer Dial
The dial is highlighted with applied pink gold faceted hour markers and two blade structure numerals with iridescent accents and glowing pink gold hands; it is masterminded with an external date ring with focal pink gold date hand, two windows for day and month, auxiliary dial for moon stages and running seconds. All pleasantly matured, as you can find in these nearby photos:
Rolex Ref 6062 Annual Calendar Black Dial Moonphase detail
As far as provenance goes, as indicated by Christie’s, this watch as initially bought at a recognized retailer in Vienna, Austria in the mid 1960s, which “would clarify why this amazingly engaging black lacquered dial doesn’t coordinate the style of the mid 1950s when reference 6062 was initially dispatched.” Further:
The most prominent contrast to the ordinary 6062 style is anyway the absence of external, second circle, additionally called chemin-de-fer. This style of dial design is average for the mid 1960s and would consummately coordinate the first date of offer. It ought not shock that, given the luke warm achievement of reference 6062 in the mid 1950s, that this model has stayed unsold for 10 years and was, when previously bought, fitted with this exceptionally uncommon and perhaps extraordinary black lacquer dial.
Rolex Ref 6062 Annual Calendar Black Dial detail
An without a doubt alluring piece for the insightful Rolex epicurean, this Ref 6062 triple calendar is inserted in horological history it is likewise assessed at $567,000 – $907,000 and will sell on May 12, 2014 in Geneva.