Saturday, October 25, 2008

Magnificent Moonlight Miles...


Miles Magnificent Moonphase

Miles from the Westmidlands in the UK sent in these beautiful images of his magnificent and very rare Rolex Moonphase Reference 6062 with the Rolex Super Oyster case.

Miles bought this beauty from the original owner and it came with all the original papers including the timing certification. The original owner was presented the watch for outstanding work by his company in 1952.

After purchasing this 6062 with the "Egyptian" dial he had it serviced to make is look as great as possible.

I asked Miles if he wears this beauty and he said that he wears it often.

You have to click on these images to check out the detail.


The reason this extremely rare dial is named The Egyptian Dial is because the indices are all pyramid shaped in one way or another and the hands are "dauphin" which is a sword shaped hand that was very popular in the 1950s. This style of design which is Art-Deco in the 1950s is commonly referred to as Populux.

The Rolex Super Oyster Case


Rolex referred to the special case on the 6062 triple-date Moonphase as the Super Oyster Case and if you click on the image above you can see the special engraving on the winding crown. This magnificent watch also came with a domed crystal.

Original Documentation

The original documentation and COSC certification is pictured below. Original documentation accompanying a Rolex that was made in 1951 is extremely rare. Since the watch was sold in 1951 if you look closely you see that on the COSC certification on the left at the bottom it has cities of the world where Rolex had headquarters and among the cities is Havana, Cuba. Talk about a 1950s watch!!!


If any Rolex designers or marketing personnel are reading this, please bring back this magnificent watch. In my opinion it is one of the most beautiful, elegant and timeless watches ever made.

3 comments:

Headunderbed said...

Super Oyster Case. I had "coined" the term back when the anticipated Ceramic GMT were to debut; as "Supercase". Seems ROLEX beat me to it, at least by adding, "OYSTER" makes it different.
Nice article...

Jake Ehrlich said...

Hi Headunderbed,

Coining the term "Supercase" to describe the new Rolex design language on the Ceramic GMT was brilliant and a superb use of metaphor on your behalf.

That is also a brilliant observation that you made about the similarity between "Supercase" and "Super Oyster Case."

Thanks for sharing!!!

Warmest regards,

Jake

American Revolution said...

WOW! That's a gorgeous watch! Thanks for posting it.

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