Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
LOT 170
Rolex Ref. 6085 “Special Soccer Dial” Rolex, “Oyster Perpetual, Officially Certified Chronometer,” case No. 730355, Ref. 6085. Made circa 1953. Very fine and very rare, tonneau-shaped, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch.
C. Two-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back, Super Oyster crown, reeded graduated bezel. D. Ivory color with applied faceted yellow gold dart and baton indexes, luminous dots, outer minute/seconds track, in the center the painted image of two soccer players tackling a ball. Luminous yellow gold alpha hands. M. Cal. A-260, rhodium-plated, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, selfcompensating Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 34 mm. Thickness 13 mm
Estimate: 15,000 USD - 20,000 USD
Estimate: 11,000 EUR - 15,000 EUR
Estimate: 16,000 CHF - 21,000 CHF
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C 3 D 3-01 M 3* AAA
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According to our research, a very small number of 6085's were ordered to celebrate the 1954 FIFA soccer tournament in Switzerland. The dials were most likely commissioned and designed shortly after the initial purchase. To the best of our knowledge, this watch was given to the tournament's Golden Shoe winner, Sandor Kocsis of Hungary (who scored 11 goals during the world cup) whose team was unbeaten until the final game. Germany beat them in the game which became known as "the miracle in Berne". This watch is illustrated in James Dowling, "The Best of Time", p. 201.
Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces
15-09-2010
Sold including buyer's premium:
25,000 USD