1955 Rolex Precision Honeycomb Ref. 6494

Year of issue: 1955
Reference number: 6494
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Price in US $ n/a


The Reference 6494 is known as a basic precision, however this reference comes in different dial variants. The rarest and most distinguished one is probably the Honeycomb dial bearing a waffle pattern on the dial. The dial shows some aging which at the same time is a proof that it has not been repainted or refurbished. The Roulette date puts cream on top and makes this very understated model a feast for collectors

SKU 1.1.685
Brand Rolex
Model Precision 'Honeycomb'
Ref. No. 6494
Serial No. 206XXX
Year 1955
Gender Gents
Case Size 34mm
Case Very nice vintage condition with some wear from age. Reference and serial numbers are fully intact
Bracelet / Strap Very good folded Oyster bracelet with little stretch from age.12 links, clasp stamped 4/69
Dial Very nice original Honeycomb dial with little wear from age, Roulette date
Price Sold
Crystal Acrylic
Movement Manual
Function Date
Condition Very good
Box No
Papers No


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Rolex first concentrated on the quality of the movements. The relentless quest for chronometric precision rapidly led to success. In 1910, a Rolex watch was the first wristwatch in the world to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, granted by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne. Four years later, in 1914, Kew Observatory in Great Britain awarded a Rolex wristwatch a class “A” precision certificate, a distinction which until that point in time had been reserved exclusively for marine chronometers. From that date forward, the Rolex wristwatch was synonymous with precision.