Rolex. A fine stainless steel automatic dual time zone center seconds wristwatch with dateGMT-Master. Ref: 6542, Case no. 427176, circa 1958
Lot 159
Rolex. A fine stainless steel automatic dual time zone center seconds wristwatch with dateGMT-Master. Ref: 6542, Case no. 427176, circa 1958
Sold for US$ 15,860 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
Rolex. A fine stainless steel automatic dual time zone center seconds wristwatch with date
GMT-Master. Ref: 6542, Case no. 427176, circa 1958
25-jewel Cal 1036 self winding movement adjusted to temperature and position, shock resistant suspension to monometallic balance with overcoiled spring, black dial with luminous dot and baton numerals, date aperture at 3 o'clock, polished luminous skeleton hands, red secondary hour hand, brushed and polished tonneau case with inset Bakelite 24-hour two color day/night bezel, screw down back, dated IV 1958 and Triplock crown, associated leather strap, case, dial and movement signed. 39 mm diam.

Footnotes

  • The Reference 6542 was originally introduced for Pan American pilots in 1957. The watch is fitted with an additional hand, which is used as a 24-hour indicator. Coupled with the rotating bezel, it can be used as a second time zone. Military pilots, astronauts and world travelers have used it.
    The present lot is an early model fitted with a Bakelite bezel and has a gilt dial with beautiful patina.
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