Sunday, April 10, 2016

1950 Rolex Moonphase 36MM Yellow Gold: Reference 6062

It Finally Appeared!!!

...The Most Beautiful Complicated Rolex...

1950 Rolex Moonphase
36MM Yellow Gold: Reference 6062

Another Black Star Rolex Moonphase Discovered!!!

I can't believe I am writing this!!?! I am so excited to be able to share this amazing news with you. Another ULTRA-RARE Rolex Triple Date Moonphase was recently discovered and is up for auction in Geneva, Switzerland at the Phillips Auction House on 15 May 2016!!! Phillips has placed an Estimated auction price of between 500,000 and 1,000,000 Swiss Francs on this beauty, which is approximately $525,000 to $1,050,000.

Above photo of Rolex Triple-Date Moonphase Reference 6062 to be auctioned on 
May 15, 2016 by Phillips Auction House in Geneva, Switzerland 

What is so special about this Rolex? People frequently ask me which Rolex I think is the most beautiful of all time? My answer is always, the triple-date Rolex Moonphase, Reference 6062 with the black dial and star indices from the early 1950s. 

The photo below is of a very similar model that was made two years later in 1952, and only varies in the sense it has an all yellow gold Day indicator hand, as apposed to the stainless steel hand pictured above with the red pointer on the day indicator hand. Up until today, the model pictured below was one of only several documented versions of this model that had the black dial with star indices that have the small circular lume plots in the center of the stars, along with black ground moon phase disc.

Italian vintage Rolex collectors famously nicknamed this model as "Stellina", which translated from Italian to English means "Little Star"

In my opinion this Ultra-Rare Rolex model is the UBER Rolex—the Rolex Grail of Grails. In other words, if I had to get stuck on a desert island for the rest of my life, and I could only have and wear one watch for the rest of my life, this would be it!!! I am not going to speculate on what I think this watch will fetch at auction, but I would not be surprised if this watch sets an all-time new auction record high for any Rolex. As they say, "Time will tell."

Another common question people ask me is: "What makes a watch like this worth so much money?" In my opinion, the key in determining the value of a vintage watch, is how well the design has held-up over the years. In other words, there have been many trendy watches that may have looked good to people when they were introduced in the marketplace, but over time the did not stand the test-of-time. Other watches, like these Rolex Reference 6062 models still look great today, and most importantly are very wearable today. Basically the ultimate litmus test for determining value of vintage watches, or anything vintage is based upon how timeless the design is, coupled with the build quality.

The sad thing about these beautiful watches is that they will likely never be worn again :-( as most of them are investments, which is a shame, as they are such works of absolute art :-)