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A RARE YELLOW GOLD AUTOMATIC TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES REF 6062 CASE 916361 "STAR DIAL" CIRCA 1952
• cal. 9 3/4''' nickel lever movement, 18 jewels • silvered dial, applied gold star-shaped and dagger indexes with luminescent dots, gold dauphine hands, two apertures for day and month, subsidiary seconds combined with fan-form aperture for moon-phases, outer ring for date with blue central date hand • 18k yellow gold brushed and polished Oyster case, screw-down case back • case, dial and movement signed • with a gold plated Rolex buckle
diameter 36 mm thickness 14 mm
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Ref. 6062 is one of only two models that Rolex produced with moon-phases, the other model being Ref. 8171. The two models differ in their case construction, with the present model having a screw-down case back, rather than the snap back of Ref. 8171. Furthermore, Ref. 6062 has a more pronounced tonneau rather than circular form. The attractive and unusual so called 'Star Dial' or 'Stelline Dial' was the first version of the Ref. 6062 when launched in 1950 and research suggests that these were produced in limited numbers.

The condition of the present watch is very appealing and should attract collectors keen on acquiring an exclusive example of ref. 6062. The case suggests a very light wear displaying crisp hallmark on the back and remarkably clear serial and reference number between the lugs. The dial is in original condition displaying a warm slightly off-white grained finish and subtle patina. This beautiful example is an opportunity for any connoisseur to enhance their collection with a first class timepiece.

Similar examples are illustrated in John Goldberger, 100 Superlative Rolex Watches, 2008, p. 89.

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