Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 6018 Bombé 14K YG circa 1951


Stunning and early Rolex 14K YG Oyster Perpetual Bombé ref # 6018 circa 1951. Featuring a 35mm diameter case with beautiful original antique matte silver waffle dial with applied gold tapered indexes and tapered dauphine hands. Powered by early Rolex calibre 645 self winding movement with sweep seconds and with  “Super Oyster” crown.

The dial on this watch is an original finish, not restored and not relumed waffle texture dial. The dial is signed SWISS and features the original and well preserved luminous dots, now turned a beautifully patina’d and aged color. The dial is an especially nice, original and unretouched example.

There were many different reference # models that used the stylish bowed and turned lug bombé case design, name after the bowed front chests popular in vintage Chinese furniture design. The current example is particularly early in that it uses the Super Oyster crown and the bubbleback era caliber 645 movement., and the early waffle dial. A great looking and extremely popular vintage model on your choice of fine leather or exotic skin strap

Recently serviced and detailed by one of our veteran watchmakers and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation. Offered on your choice of fine leather or exotic skin strap. Your purchase includes our popular Italian leather watch pouch, ideal for travel or storage, and a $55.00 value.

Note: The super Oyster crown was an experiment by Rolex to produce a water resistant crown that did not require the threaded tube design requiring screwing and unscrewing of the crown in order to set or manually wind the watch. It turned out that the crowns were not as waterproof as the screw down version, so Rolex reverted to the screw down crowns around 1952. Since these watches are no longer water resistant, the Super Oyster crown is actually more convenient to use.

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