This year's auction world is literally in turmoil.Over the course of these months we have told you several times about the stratospheric figures achieved not only by the Rolex Daytona that belonged to Paul Newman sold by Phillips, which became the most expensive watch in history, but also in the case of the Omega Speedmaster '57 sold at Bukowskis a few weeks ago.
From the 11 to 12 November in Geneva will be held 'The Geneva Watch Auction' organized by the prestigious auction house Phillips.
Among the 257 watches that will be beaten during this review, we have selected those that in our opinion will arouse the most interest, or on which we ourselves would focus. Some of those we have chosen contain a fascinating story, others more 'simply' are extremely rare - in some cases the two factors travel in unison.Speaking of rarity, today we begin this mini review by shining the spotlight on Rolex 6062 rose gold, triple calendar from 1953.
Il 6062 rose gold is one of the so-called 'Holy Grail' of the Rolex house.
It was the first automatic watch to house a full calendar in a waterproof case. Indeed, only two Rolex references host a triple calendar with the addition of the moon phasesLet's talk about references 6062 and 8171. The former differs from the latter for the famous case Oyster, which effectively made him the first dress watch with water resistant.
Presented for the first time in Basel in 1950 in steel, yellow gold and pink gold versions, the 6062 has been in production for a few years and the one in rose gold is undoubtedly the rarest version.
Two dial variants produced: one with the small star-shaped indexes – hence the name 'Stelline' dial - while the other is that of this 6062 sold Phillips with arabic numbers. The dial features a splendid ivory color in the central part, and silver in the outer part of the dial, along the days of the calendar.
Only two models with rose gold cases and Arabic numerals at 3,6 and 9 have been discovered so far: one with a grained dial sold by Phillips on May 10, 2015 in Geneva, while the other with a two-tone dial was published in John Goldberg's book '100 Superlative Rolex Watches'.
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