The ultimate Rolex Oyster Moonphase, ref. 6062
Rolex Oyster Moonphase
Ref: 6062 Serial no: 942650 , Year made : III. 1953
DIAL : Creamy dial with yellow gold indexes.
STRAP / BRACELET : Original Rolex Oyster bracelet.
DESCRIPTION : In the 1950's, Rolex made 2 versions of Moonphase wristwatches. The ref.8171 model comes with a snap on back and the ref. 6062 comes with a water-resistant case.
The 6062 model was the flagship model of ROLEX in the 1950's and didn't sell well as other brands with same functions were selling at much cheaper prices.
Moreover, who needs the function of the moon?
Furthermore, the people who could afford such an expensive watch would more likely to be middle-aged and possibly have difficulty in reading the tiny calender windows.
According to auction houses researches, 350 pieces were produced in yellow gold, 50 in pink gold with very few made in steel.
In the late 50's, Rolex produced the Date-Just to replace it. What did not sell well in those days, make it very much sought after by collectors today. This is the ultimate vintage Rolex watch for serious Rolex Collectors.
A very nice looking watch with a creamy dial.
Remarks: In perfect minty condition with sparkling movement.
This model is the ultimate model of all Rolexes and a must have in any major Rolex Collection.
Over the years in the watch business, I have sold a pink gold with star indexes, a yellow gold with black dial star indexes, a steel with star indexes and several moonphase movements.
After my retirement from the watch trade, I requested a Japanese collector friend to sell it back to me and he was kind enough to do so.
I spend a lot of time and money to put this watch back to its current condition and the job was done by Rolex Geneve, Heritage Department.