Rolex – Yellow Gold Oyster Chronograph ref.6234, year 1960
Rolex – Gold Oyster Chronograph in combination with the Official Red dial, the ‘phantom button’ crown and ‘overtone’ semi bubble case back, makes this an excellent addition to any collection. Rolex. A rare and attractive 14K gold antimagnetic chronograph wristwatch, signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Anti-Magnetic chronograph, ref. 6234, case no. 807506 made in 1960
Swiss Luxury Watches. 1905
This watch has a very rare carat weight. In combination with the Official Red dial, the ‘phantom button’ crown and ‘overtone’ semi bubble case back, makes this an excellent addition to any collection. Rolex. A rare and attractive 14K gold antimagnetic chronograph wristwatch, signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Anti-Magnetic chronograph, ref. 6234, case no. 807506 made in 1960.Cal. 72 mechanical movement, 17 jewels, silvered matte dial, applied dagger numerals, Arabic five minute divisions, outer blue telemeter scale in miles and black tachymeter scale, three engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back, screw-down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 18K gold Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed.36 mm. diam.
|Case material||14k Yellow gold|
|Condition||Very Good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)|
|Scope of delivery||No original box, no original papers|
In 1931, Rolex introduced the Perpetual movement, which included a winding rotor so that the movement would self-wind. Rolex’s first self-winding calibers would lay the groundwork for almost-all future Rolex watches—a company now famous for its collection of durable, serviceable, and high-quality automatic movements.
Early automatic Rolex watches included protruding casebacks to accommodate the addition of the winding rotor. This distinct case shape has led the watches’ collective nickname, the Rolex Bubble Back—also known as the Rolex Ovettone (Italian for “little egg”). The Rolex Bubble Back models were the first to combine the waterproof Rolex Oyster cases with the automatic Rolex Perpetual movements, therefore birthing the now famed Rolex Oyster Perpetual concept.
Sizes of vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Bubble Backs are small by today’s standards, 32mm to 34mm depending on the reference. Over the decades the Bubble Back was made in a variety of styles and metals including steel, gold, and two-tone steel.
Within the vintage luxury watch market, Rolex watches reign supreme. Some argue that vintage Patek Philippe watches are at the very top, but the limited availability and often exorbitant price points of most models permit a much smaller group to collect them. Additionally, many vintage Rolex models rival Patek Philippe watches when it comes to both value and desirability, and a remarkably diverse range of variation exists among vintage Rolex models, making them intriguing targets for individuals to pursue and collect.
On the other hand, vintage Rolex watches offer a much larger playing field for watch enthusiasts to enjoy thanks to a wide range of price points and a bevy of different models available. Whether for the novice watch collector with a smaller budget or the seasoned collector with ample cash to spend on timepieces, there are plenty of different vintage Rolex watches to choose from, and all make excellent additions to any collection.
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