Lot No. 118 (93rd Auction)
Rolex "Oyster Perpetual Amtlich Geprüfter Chronometer", Movement No. 632892, Case No. 157744, Ref. 6564, Cal. 1030, 34 mm, circa 1956

A gentleman's extremely rare, automatic Geneva wristwatch with German dial print - with original box and original price tag
Case: 18k gold, screw back, screwed "Oyster Plus" winding crown. Dial: silvered. Movm.: rotorwind movement, nickel-plated, ground, Glucydur screw balance.

This watch is remarkable because of its extravagantly elegant design – most striking of course is the exquisite dial, the unusually shaped mirror-polished lugs and the faceted rocket-shape indexes at '3', '6' and '9'. Add the pleasant ivory colouring and the circle of luminous dots in combination with the chronometer designation worded in German (reading 'Amtlich geprüfter Chronometer') and you have a truly outstandingly beautiful and precious timepiece.

Ref. 6564
References 6564 and 6567 are identical except for the bezel. Case and back were interchangeable.
In fact, the Rolex reference 6564 (sometimes also known as the "Oyster Perpetual without date) was originally inspired by the Rolex Explorer model but later evolved in to a much more elegant watch. Rolex reference 6564 was produced for about 30 years and established itself all over the world as an alternative to the Rolex Datejust. Calibre 1030 was produced between 1950 and 1957 and was also used in later models.

Estimate  6,500 - 8,000 €

Price Realised  7,500 €
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