Rolex Oyster Ref. 6480 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1956
A rare stainless steel manually wound vintage wristwatch with ‘herringbone’ sector dial
Made in 1956, this wristwatch has a highly unusual ‘herringbone’ sector dial. The style of the dial is reminiscent of the ‘honeycomb’ dial, yet the herringbone design creates a completely different look, quartering the dial in this way allows the light to play across its surface in a similar way to sector dials of the Art Deco period. The handsome combination Arabic and faceted dagger numerals further enhance the appeal of the dial’s design. There are age related marks to the dial and there is wear to the silvered surfaces of the hour indexes.
[M] Rolex calibre 1210 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Kif shock absorber [D] silvered herringbone sector dial, raised Arabic and faceted dagger numerals, blued steel centre seconds, outer black minute/seconds track [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case with polished finish, smooth chamfered bezel, the tops of the lugs with satin finish, screw-down Rolex Oyster crown and case back [S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 40mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10.5mm
Lug gauge/strap width: 19mm
All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is sold with a Black Bough leather watch pouch and card outer box.