1954 Rolex Datejust "Ovettone" Ref.6305 18K YG

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Something that you don't see often - Rolex Datejust "Ovettone" Ref.6305-1 featuring 18K yellow gold so-called "Big Bubbleback" case. It was one of the few last references to use Bubbleback movements before cal.1570 was introduced. 

The watch went through complete service in May 2016.

Case:

  • 18k solid yellow gold 3-body case with screw-down case back and crown.
  • Professionally polished to Rolex factory specs. Showing no traces of use.
  • Genuine Rolex fluted bezel in 18k yellow gold (later type for ref.1601)
  • 36 mm (without crown) / 50 mm (lug-to-lug) / 20 mm (between lugs)
  • Original yellow gold fluted crown signed with Rolex crown.
  • Original plexiglass crystal 
  • Serial number: 971775

    Movement:

    • Automatic chronometer with sweep seconds hand and date, non-quick-set.
    • Cal.745/A296 signed "Montres Rolex SA, Geneva Swiss, 18 Jewels 7 Jewels Rotor"
    • 18000 A/h, 45 hours of power reserve
    • Serial number: 84829 / Rotor: 98719 w battery. 
    • Mint condition, professionally serviced in May 2016.

    Dial:

    • Original service dial by Rolex, replaced most likely in the early 1960-s along with hands. The dial is in perfect condition except little flaw - the lume plot at 10 o'clock.
    • Raised golden Rolex crown at 12 o'clock. Signed "Rolex" and "Oyster Perpetual Datejust" at 12 o'clock, signed "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified" and "T Swiss T" at 6 o'clock. 
    • Genuine service hands replaced with the dial. Perfect condition and matching tritium color.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch comes with RIOS1931 genuine leather strap and generic gold-plated buckle
    • Suede leather watch travel case
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    Category: Rolex


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