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    Rolex Extremely Rare Ref. 6062 Gold "Star" Dial Automatic Triple Calendar Wristwatch With Moon Phases, circa 1952
    Case: No. 916305, two body, tonneau, 18k yellow gold, 36 mm, solid, polished and brushed, screw down case back, Super-Oyster crown
    Dial: matte silver with applied faceted yellow gold star and luminous dart indexes, luminous dots, subsidiary seconds, outer graduation for the days of the month in blue Arabic numerals, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the moon phases, luminous yellow gold Dauphine hands
    Movement: caliber 9 3/4, chronometer, rhodium plated, 18 jewels, N 52129, straight line lever escapement, super balance timed in 6 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance spring
    Band: calfskin, 18k gold buckle
    Signed: triple signed Rolex, dial signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual Officially Certified Chronometer, signed Swiss at 6 o'clock

    The rare and unusual so called "Star Dial or "Stelline Dial" on this reference 6062 is highly sought after by vintage Rolex collectors. The reference 6062 was produced from 1950 to 1953 in 350 examples of 18k yellow gold, 50 examples of 18k pink gold, and a few in stainless steel. The launching of the 6062 took place in 1950, during the so called "Rolex Festival", marking the 70th birthday of the founder, Hans Wildorf, the 25th year of the Oyster case, and 20th year of the Auto Rotor. When the 6062 was introduced at this event the model with the "Star Dial" was called the "Cosmograph" - a reference to the moon and stars. The position of the luminous dots on "Star Dials" is usually found on the center point of the stars. The present watch has the scarcer variation, identical to another ref. 6062 that was sold at Sotheby's, Geneva in May of 2014. In these two examples, and a very few others that have appeared on the market, the luminous dots are positioned outside the stars along the minute track.



    Condition Report*: Type: Rolex Extremely Rare Ref. 6062 Gold "Star" Dial Automatic Triple Calendar Wristwatch With Moon Phases
    Dial: matte silver, applied faceted yellow gold indexes
    Hands; luminous yellow gold Dauphine hands
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Case No: 916305
    Case Info: two body, solid, polished and brushed
    Case Width: 36 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: caliber 9 3/4, chronometer, rhodium plated, 18 jewels, N 52129, straight line lever escapement, super balance timed in 6 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance spring
    Band: calfskin, 18k Rolex buckle
    Circa: 1952
    Condition: movement is good and running, dial is original and good with natural patina, case is good, polished
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2014
    20th Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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