Rolex Datejust 6605 'Red'

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French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy once said: "Luxury is in each detail."This reference 6605 from 1957 has many details and that's exactly why we love the older Datejust models. If you pay close attention there is just so much to see! First of all, it's carried out in 18k rose gold, which is special as vintage, rose-gold Rolex watches are quite rare. Especially, a 6605 in rose gold is something we don't see that often. Secondly, let's take a look at the dial; the white pie pan dial has discoloured beautifully over the years giving it an off-white/creamy hue. The index consists of ten 18k rose-gold applied arrowhead markers of which the six and the nine-hour position are a bit chunkier. The elegantly-shaped markers match very well with the mesmerising 18k rose-gold leaf hands. But wait, there is more! This Rolex has a roulette date disc, which shows the even numbers in red. This goes very well with the red text ('Datejust') on the dial.The last 6605 we featured was gone way too soon. We are not expecting to have any trouble finding a new owner for this one.

Introduction

Rolex DatejustAfter World-war 2 Rolex created the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch that featured a date indication. For the first 10 years of production the date, shown at the 3 o’clock position, was not yet enhanced by the well-known ‘Cyclop lens’. This lens was introduced in 1955 and magnified the date by 2.5 times. The Cyclop lens isn’t the only invention, that we can still see up to today, the Datejust set in motion. The Jubilee bracelet was designed especially for the Datejust. The iconic elegance of this 5 piece bracelet is a great match to –arguably- one of the best buys in the vintage watch market.

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