18K rosegold Rolex Datejust Ref 6605 with black dial

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Year of issue: 1955

Reference number: 6605

Serial number:

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This is an exceptional example of a rare variation of an early Rolex Datejust in 18k rose gold from the 1950s. It is a reference 6605. The original black dial which is extremely rare is in excellent condition. The case is minty and the watch comes on the original period jubilee 18k rose color band.


Matthew Bain


The year 1945 saw the birth of the Datejust, the first self‑winding wrist chronometer to indicate the date in a window on the dial. A watch of great distinction, the Datejust was equipped with a Jubilee bracelet created specially for it and a fluted bezel, making it immediately recognisable as a Rolex. It is the pillar of the Oyster collection. Initially for men, it became available in various models for women in the course of the following decade.