ROLEX | REF 6609/6602 TRANSCONTINENTAL, A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1957 | 勞力士 | 6609/6602型號「TRANSCONTINENTAL」精鋼自動上鏈腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1957
ROLEX | REF 6609/6602 TRANSCONTINENTAL, A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1957 | 勞力士 | 6609/6602型號「TRANSCONTINENTAL」精鋼自動上鏈腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1957

Lot Closed

ROLEX | REF 6609/6602 TRANSCONTINENTAL, A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1957 | 勞力士 | 6609/6602型號「TRANSCONTINENTAL」精鋼自動上鏈腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1957
ROLEX | REF 6609/6602 TRANSCONTINENTAL, A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1957 | 勞力士 | 6609/6602型號「TRANSCONTINENTAL」精鋼自動上鏈腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1957
ROLEX | REF 6609/6602 TRANSCONTINENTAL, A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1957 | 勞力士 | 6609/6602型號「TRANSCONTINENTAL」精鋼自動上鏈腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1957
ROLEX | REF 6609/6602 TRANSCONTINENTAL, A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1957 | 勞力士 | 6609/6602型號「TRANSCONTINENTAL」精鋼自動上鏈腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1957
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ROLEX | REF 6609/6602 TRANSCONTINENTAL, A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1957 | 勞力士 | 6609/6602型號「TRANSCONTINENTAL」精鋼自動上鏈腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1957

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

ROLEX | REF 6609/6602 TRANSCONTINENTAL, A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1957 | 勞力士 | 6609/6602型號「TRANSCONTINENTAL」精鋼自動上鏈腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1957

ROLEX | REF 6609/6602 TRANSCONTINENTAL, A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE, CIRCA 1957 | 勞力士 | 6609/6602型號「TRANSCONTINENTAL」精鋼自動上鏈腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1957

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

16,250

USD

Description

ROLEX

勞力士


REF 6609/6602 TRANSCONTINENTAL

A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC CENTER SECONDS WRISTWATCH WITH DATE

CIRCA 1957

6609/6602型號「TRANSCONTINENTAL」精鋼自動上鏈腕錶備日期顯示,年份約1957


Dial: silvered 

Caliber: cal. 1065 automatic movement, 25 jewels

Movement number: N729296

Case: stainless steel, screw-down case back

Case number: 320701

Closure: stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, end links 55

Size: diameter 36 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 190 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Condition report

CASE

Please note that the area between the lugs is heavily worn and aged. The serial number is difficult to discern. To the best of our review, we note the serial number as 320701. Case with previous polish, wear and scuffing. Bezel insert with heavy wear, loss of color, and scratches throughout. Jubilee bracelet with some stretch, wear, and scratches throughout.

DIAL

Dial with patina, especially radiating from the center of the dial. Aging to the lumes and some oxidation.

MOVEMENT

The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.


"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."


Catalogue note

The Datejust Turn-o-graph reference 6602, also known as the "Thunderbird", was produced between 1956 and 1959.  The Transcontinental remains a mystery to collectors today. Scholarship suggests only four examples are known to the market, all with similar attributes and serial numbers starting with 320'XXX. The unique bezel inserts are different from other Turnographs, which display a special type of font.