Rolex Gilt dial Explorer, ref. 6352

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Year of issue: 1954

Reference number: 6352

Serial number: 30,XXX

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

This extremely rare Rolex 6352 was produced in 1954 and features a stunning black gilt dial printed with:


Oyster Perpetual




This is a stunning example of this vintage reference which is very hard to come by. Consistent with other 6352's, the caseback is stamped 6350, then crossed out and 6352 is printed below. It is also stamped with 1.54, nothing the year of production as the first quarter of 1954.


Justin Gruenberg


Rolex on Everest's first ascents
Inspired by knowledge gained from this fascinating chapter of human adventure, the Oyster Perpetual Explorer, launched in 1953 to celebrate the victorious ascent of Everest, immediately acquired iconic status.


In 1953, Sir John Hunt’s expedition, in which Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest, was equipped with Oyster Perpetuals.


In the early 1950s, Rolex developed professional watches that served as tools and whose functions went far beyond simply telling the time. These watches were intended for professional activities, such as deep-sea diving, aviation, mountain climbing and scientific exploration. The watches generated lasting enthusiasm and became known as the watches of achievers.