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Details & Cataloguing

Rolex
AN EXCEPTIONAL AND RARE 18K PINK GOLD TRIPLE CLAENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES CIRCA 1950 REF 6062 "STAR DIAL"
• cal. 9 3/4''' nickel lever movement, 18 jewels • silvered dial, applied pink gold star-shaped and dagger indexes with luminescent accents, dauphine hands, pink gold dauphine hands, outer date ring with blue central date hand, two apertures for day and month, subsidiary seconds combined with moon-phases fan-form aperture • Rolex Oyster case, screw-down case back and crown • case, dial and movement signed • 18k pink gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet and folding clasp stamped 1.53
diameter 36 mm
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Provenance

Christie's Geneva 12th November 2007, lot 189.
This watch was described as formerly belonging to the late Ibn Saud, King of Saudi Arabia. It was subsequently offered as a gift to his physician who then gave it to his descendant before it was presented at auction.

Catalogue Note

Only very few Rolex watches bearing the Ref. 6062 have been recorded, about 180 pieces were made and only 18 came back to the market. According to our research only one third were born with a so called 'Star Dial'. This particular example, bearing a beautiful aged patina, has remained in its original condition. Ref. 6062 is one of only two models that Rolex produced with date, week days, month and moon-phases indication. The attractive and unusual 'Star Dial' or 'Stelline Dial' is the launching version of Ref. 6062 in 1950 and research suggests that these were produced in limited numbers. It is interesting to note that the 'Super Oyster' crown on the present example was first introduced on Ref. 6062. Unlike earlier models with screw-down crowns, this design combined the ease of a pull-out crown with the water resistance associated with screw-down crowns. 

According to our research this watch is one of around 180 pieces made in pink gold from which only eighteen pieces came back to the market.

For a similar example, see J. Goldberger, 100 Superlative Rolex Wristwatches, pp. 142-145.

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