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- A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTRE SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET
REF 6202 CASE 952360 TURN-O-GRAPH CIRCA 1954
- stainless steel
- diameter 36 mm bracelet circumference approx. 175 mm
• jewelled automatic movement • black dial, luminescent triangular, baton and dot indexes, Mercedes hour hand • stainless steel Oyster case, screw-down crown and case back, black calibrated bezel, red triangle at 12 • case, dial and movement signed • with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet
This model, Ref. 6202, was released in 1953 and was first marketed as a watch that could be used by air travellers as it was easy to use the rotating bezel for timing functions. The model was ultimately pulled from production in the early 1960s, as it was seen as rather redundant when compared with the timing and diving abilities of the Submariner and the GMT-Master, both of which were seen as more popular. This well-preserved and nicely patinated piece comes complete with box and papers.
For more information on this reference, see Skeet, M. & Urul, N., Vintage Rolex Sports Models, pp. 100-101 and for an illustration of a similar model, see p. 104.