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Rolex 18K Bombay Red Writing

Bombay-Groot

Superb Rolex Oyster Perpetual with Bombay case from 1951. I’ve always liked these as they are extremely elegant and not a typical Rolex… This example bears ref 6090 and has a 14K solid gold case and measures 33mm excl. the special original crown. The original dial is stunning and very rare as ‘Officially’ is written in red. Both the hands and luminous markers have aged superbly is a cream tone. Movement is Rolex Auto Chronometer Cal. A260. Attached is a nice crock strap. I feel these are still undervalued so here’s your change to own a great example.

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Rolex Datejust Black Sigma Dial

Rolex-1600-Groot

Minty Classic Rolex Datejust with black sigma dial from 1973. Not many Datejusts were delivered with black dials, let alone with sigma dials (white gold indexes) which makes this piece a tad more special. The condition is minty, like it left the factory yesterday. The steel case measures 35mm excl the original crown and takes a 20mm band. Ref 1600 is clearly visible between the lugs and it has serial 3977xxx which brings it to 1973. The Automatic Cal 1570 is working like a charm. Attached is a nice new dark-brown suede strap. Lovely Datejust.

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Rolex 6105 Ovettone 18K

Ultra classy and stylish, this is one of the first Rolexes with date called ‘Ovettone’ which later became the Datejust. This example has one of the best and cleanest original dials I’ve ever seen. Stunning patina on the luminous dots, lovely cream patina and clear printing (notice the ‘square’ print typical for this model). The date is all in red which contrasts extremely well with the dial and gold case. Reference is 6105 made in 18K yellow gold with bevelled bezel. Serial is 84xxxxx which brings it to around 1952. The large gold screw-back case measures a large 36mm excl. crown and takes a 20mm band. Movement is Rolex bubble automatic, working perfectly. Attached is an original Rolex brown croco band + aftermarket Rolex goldfilled buckle. Absolute head-turner which are rapidly going up in price.

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Rolex RED Air King with B&P

Probably the rarest Rolex Air King ever made… Rolex usually used red-text for the earliest examples or prototypes/special models. This one has Air King & super precision written in RED. It was made in 1958 & delivered in 1959 to Singapore which makes it one of the earliest Air Kings with ref 5500. As an extra, this dial also has the Explorer configuration and is completely original with nicely aged luminous dots. The steel case with serial 369xxx measures 34mm excl Rolex crown and looks hardly polished. Movement is the automatic Rolex Cal. 1530 which is working fine. Really rare is the fact that it comes in it’s original box including Air King Cigarette card and it has the original papers. Attached is a new Rolex croco band with buckle. Truly rare piece which will only go up in value.

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Rolex Explorer 6610 Red Depth

ULTRA RARE ┬áRolex Explorer 6610 from 1956. In itself this early Explorer reference is quite rare, but with RED DEPTH indication it instantly becomes a grail watch. Only very few exist, certainly in this condition with beautiful original dial which is turning into tropic as well. The markers and rare gilt hands with lollipop seconds are still the original radium. The steel case is in excellent condition with fat lugs and the reference and serial numbers legible (no 114xxx). The Cal 1030 movement is working perfectly and has just been serviced. It takes a 20mm bracelet, a rare rivitted stretch 7206 in this case (from 1960). It futher comes with it’s original inner & outer period box. Not much else to say, certainly a good investment piece but foremost a stunning classic piece, one of Rolexes cleanest designs.

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