Rolex Turn-O-Graph 6202

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The reference 6202 was launched in 1953 and its introduction made it a very important year. Not only for Rolex but for the entire world of horology. In case you were wondering why. Well, the 6202 became the blueprint of what would later become the Rolex Submariner and it formed a great inspiration (maybe even the foundation) for the designs of all other Rolex - and non-Rolex sports and even non-sports - models. The Turn-O-Graph is seen as the watch that started it all, that created the different categories of watches. It's the alpha model, an historical artifact, a game changer and for many aficionados, the ultimate grail watch.The watch has a rotable bezel. Eventhough, it's not the first one as this is the Rolex Zerographe introduced in the '30s. It has a full gradation and the classic, red triangle. In this case, the red triangle has faded over the years. It can easily be seen that the stainless steel case is a prototype design of the Submariner. It measures 36 mm which makes it a smaller tool watch like the first Submariner references. The watch comes on a stainless steel folded Jubilee bracelet. A fun fact: the entire movement (calibre A260) of this watch is gold plated. The dial of the watch has been replaced later on, which is why it says Swiss - T < 25 below the 6-hour position. Most 6202's have service dials as Rolex had to replace them during service because of regulations regarding radio activity. The service dial used on this example is in beautiful condition.One year later, the watch got discontinued making it not only historically very important but also very rare and highly collectible.


Rolex Turn-O-GraphThe rugged Oyster case was great to match demands in certain specific professional fields. We all know models like the Submariner (intended for divers), GMT (intended for pilots), Daytona (intended for racing) but it actually all started in the early '50s with the Turn-O-graph. The name, basically, meant that the bezel could turn so it could be used for measurements. Its very first model, the reference 6202, looked design-wise like what would later become the Submariner. A very rare and sought-after reference.


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