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1151. Rolex An early, exceedingly rare and highly attractive anti-magnetic stainless steel wristwatch with black honeycomb dial, fash seconds hand and bracelet 勞力士, 「Milgauss」型號6541,早期﹑極度罕有及非常精細,精鋼自動上 弦鏈帶腕錶,配防磁功能、黑色蜂巢紋錶盤和閃電型中心秒針,1958年製

Manufacturer Year

Rolex 1958

Reference No.

6541, repeated in the inner caseback with IV.1958 Movement No. N751’980 Case No. 412’043 Model Name Milgauss Material Stainless steel Calibre Automatic, cal. 1065, 25 jewels Bracelet/Strap Stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted bracelet stamped 6636, endlinks stamped 65, max length 190mm Clasp/Buckle Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped 2.59 Dimensions 38mm Diameter Signed Case, dial, movement and clasp signed Estimate

HKD 2,300,000-4,000,000 USD 295,000-513,000 Literature For another example of a reference 6541 with honeycomb dial and “lightning fash” hand, please see 100 Superlative Rolex Watches, by John Goldberger, pp. 224 - 225

The present example, created in 1958, is one of the earliest reference 6541 produced. The most prominent feature of the watch is its unusual and aweinspiring seconds hand in the shape of a lightning bolt. Giving the watch an unmistakable appearance, the present watch is ftted with a wondrously beautiful and exceedingly rare black “Honeycomb” dial, with circular hour markers and faceted triangular indexes at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock. Adding another element of collectability, the watch also includes a rotating bezel with a red-colored triangle and a honeycomb-patterned dial. The present example features an extremely well preserved case with sharp lines and beveled edges, and is by all means a superb example of this highly coveted reference.

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