1950s Rolex Datejust with Rare Black Gilt Dial Ref 6605

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1950s

Reference number: 6605

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Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

An 18k yellow gold Datejust ref. #6605, with a rare and very desirable black gilt dial and original teardrop markers. Early examples of rare Datejusts have grown into their own category within vintage Rolex overall and this is among the important examples. The striking contrast between the hands and markers, the original gilt dial and original 1950s gold Jubilee bracelet are all noteworthy details. 36mm Stock 34103


Joshua Bonifas


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.