Thursday, April 14, 2016

Rolex TURN-O-GRAPH Up Close...

...Rolex Studio Shot Of The Day...

Honeycomb Dial. Reference 6202

I originally wrote this story back on November 16, 2008. I just stumbled across it in my archives, and thought I would share it:

I noticed the Rolex Turn-o-graph for sale in the upcoming Christie's Auction with a the white honeycomb dial and I wanted to learn more about the watch and get a better look at it.

I found this great image on the Auction site. This watch was part of Lot 151 which was sold on April 17, 2008 at the Antiquorum action titled The Evolution of the Rolex Sports Watch. It sold for $44,400 U.S.

The Antiquorum description reads: "The Turn-o-graph Reference 6202 was touted by Rolex as The watch with a thousand and one uses." This watch was manufactured by Rolex in 1953 and its diameter is 35mm and thickness is 13mm. 

I refer to this color combination of a Rolex with a white dial and black bezel as the Oreo Cookie. I really like the design of this watch and in particular I really like the Dauphine hands.