Important Collectors' Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
LOT 321
Rolex 6150 pre-explorer from the estate of Michael Crichton Rolex, “Oyster Perpetual Precision”, case No. 931080, Ref. 6150. Made in 1953. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster expansion bracelet. Accompanied by a document of authentication.
C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and crown, inclined bezel, concave lugs. D. Black with luminous Arabic numerals and baton indexes, outer minutes/seconds divisions. Luminous skeleton hands. M. Cal. A 260, rhodium-plated, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, Super-balance, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 15 mm. Approx. overall length 180 mm.
Estimate: 8,000 USD - 12,000 USD
Estimate: 6,000 EUR - 8,800 EUR
Estimate: 8,600 CHF - 13,000 CHF
Grading system

C 3-9 D 3-7-01 M 3* AA
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The serial number of the present watch, 931080, is commonly seen in reference material as the first case number issued for the second period of 1953.
Michael Crichton, 1942-2008 was an American author, director and screenwriter with a doctorate in medicine. Best known for his book Jurassic Park, Michael Crichton was at one time the only writer in America to have a film, television series and book all in the best-selling charts at the same time. Although the fact is not widely known, Michael Crichton was a passionate collector of watches, with a preference for vintage Rolex Sports models.
Important Collectors' Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
10-03-2010
Sold including buyer's premium:
10,200 USD