Rolex Oyster Royal Ref. 6444 steel vintage wristwatch, dated 1956
A stainless steel manually wound wristwatch with Oyster bracelet and ‘big logo’ buckle
A really great looking mid-sized Oyster model, this watch has a lovely honeycomb textured dial with contrasting gilded hour indexes and hands. The steel case has a classic smooth chamfered bezel and the watch is fitted to a stainless steel Rolex Oyster riveted link bracelet. Most unusually this watch features the rarely seen and highly collectible ‘big logo’ clasp which was made for a short period only. Unlike standard Rolex clasps the Rolex logo fills almost the entire surface of the clasp and has a highly distinctive design. The clasp is date stamped for the year 1959 and the watch is date coded for 1956.
[M] Rolex calibre 710 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, Rolex Superbalance, 18,000 BPH, shock resist [D] matt white honeycomb dial, raised Arabic and dagger hour indexes, black track for minutes/seconds, gilded Alpha-shaped hand, blued steel centre seconds [C] stainless steel Rolex Oyster case, smooth chamfered bezel, screw-down Rolex crown and case back [B] stainless steel riveted link Rolex Oyster bracelet with satin finish, big logo Rolex adjustable clasp date stamped for 1959 [S] case, dial, movement and bracelet signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 32mm
Length including lugs: 38.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 17mm
Maximum bracelet length: 198mm
Serviced and overhauled by a Rolex accredited watchmaker. This watch is sold with a one year guarantee, detailed Black Bough certificate and a Black Bough leather watch pouch.