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Rolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a bracelet

Rolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a bracelet
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Model Ref: 
6605
Year: 
Circa 1957
Gender: 
Gents
S$39,900.00
Status: 
Available for Order

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Rolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a braceletRolex Circa 1957 36mm Oyster Perpetual Datejust Chronometer Ref.6605 with 18KPG Millerighe bezel Black gilt dial and a bracelet

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About This Watch

Vintage. Comes with an original Rolex box but no papers.

A single owner's watch from new and we acquired this back in 2005.

This is an extremely rare find.

1) 18ct Pink gold Oyster case with Millerighe fine fluted bezel

2) Original black lacquered dial is very rare for Datejusts and this has matching pink gold appliqué. It has tropicalised and remains in excellent condition.

3) The bracelet featured here with corrugated relief on the links which matches the bezel is extremely rare and unseen for decades is also attached with an early scallop style crown on the buckle. The deployant plate is further engraved with the nos 6605 and date stamped 4 57 meaning this was made for the Reference model 6605 and made in 4th quarter of 1957 which matches the age of this watch according to it's production numbers.

Overall condition is very good throughout as evidenced by the sharp and reflective edges of the bezel. The oyster case is in excellent condition throughout with thick lugs and a near mint back cover. The bracelet has some usage dents on the corrugated surface @ 12 o'clock side of the watch but not major. Bracelet appears to be in full links and movement shines. Overall this watch appears to be well pampered.

The history of the Datejust begins in 1945 when Rolex decided to celebrate her 40th anniversary.

Vintage Datejust production falls into three categories: the original bubbleback series with movt cal. A.295 (and its upgrade A.296) are the first used for the model, from 1945 to 1956. Then, with the advent of references 6605 and 6604, using the new generation movement Cal.1065 with the butterfly style rotor. Then the ref.1600 series with the Cal.1560/70 movement which was thinner than the previous generation and finally, in 1977 cal.3035 is released, which allows for quick date setting.

Among the rarest Datejust models would be this present specimen, the Ref.6605 which was only for three years between 1956 and 1959 - together with sister reference 6604 that has a polished bezel - these two references are furthermore the only ones to feature calibre 1065: earlier reference 6305 mounts cal. A.296, and in 1959 the new calibres 1575 and 1565 will appear.

A white gold version was sold by Phillips in May 2018 for CHF87500. There are no further examples of this found on internet which shows how rare it is.

Watch Details

Movement Mech. auto winding movt. Cal.1065, 25jewels, timed 5 positions and temperature. Signed & numbered. COSC
Dimensions 36mm X 44mm X 12mm
Glass Acrylic crystal with date cyclops
Case Polished 18ct Pink Gold Oyster case in three parts with a fine fluted bezel. Signed screw-lock crown & back cover
Dial Black gilt dial with applied pink gold logo, beveled daggers & quarters. Signed in PG with minute divisions & tritium hour dots
Straps Fitted with orig. 18KPG bracelet with signed and hallmarked buckle & scallop crown logo
Hands Pink gold Dauphine style with tritium & blued steel sweep centre seconds
Functions Automatic, time & date
Warranty Comes with Passions warranty
Location Marina Square Shopping Mall, Singapore #02-332B, Tel: +65 6334 2221

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