|Rolex Ref. 6284 Two Americas Cloisonne Dial by Marguerite Koch
Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual", Ref. 6284. Made in only six examples circa 1950.
Exceptionally rare and fine, self-winding, water-resistant, 14K yellow gold wristwatch with cloisonné enamel
map of the two Americas and a Rolex gold-plated buckle.
|C. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, polished inclined bezel,
D. By Stern Frères, cloisonné enamel on gold with counter enamel, No. 103*626, by Marguerite Koch,
representing a map of the Two Americas on a black background, with applied faceted yellow gold indexes,
outer minute/seconds dot divisions on the brushed outer ring. Yellow gold alpha hands.
M. Cal. 9 3/4''', rhodium-plated, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock
absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring.
Dial, case and movement signed. Back of the dial numbered.
Diam. 34 mm. Thickness 13 mm.
|Estimate: 130,000 CHF - 190,000 CHF
Estimate: 130,000 USD - 190,000 USD
Estimate: 100,000 EUR - 150,000 EUR
|A similar watch is illustrated on page 40 and 41 of "100 Superlative Rolex Watches" by John Goldberger.
The cloisonné map of the Americas dial is
particularly striking against a black background,
the gold wirework or cloisons are very finely
executed by the artist.
An enameler specializing in the cloisonné
technique, she was one of Stern Frères'
favorite artists. She also made caravelle and
coat-of-arms dials for Rolex and Vacheron
Constantin, as well as the famous exotic
Gauguin dials for Patek Philippe. She worked
for Stern from the late 40’s to the 1960’s.
The Stern Frères' ledger clearly indicates that
this dial was ordered in 6 pieces only by Rolex.
The Stern Frères archives also include a sketch
of the dial and show that several variations of
the dial could be ordered; the fishes and birds
cost and extra 20 Swiss francs.
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