A beautifully preserved 1954 Rolex Oyster Perpetual big bubbleback model 6332 in solid stainless steel with stunning near mint original dial in an unpolished case with rare Brevet+ crown. This exceptional example demonstrates a distinct departure from the previous Rolex models of the 1940's and 50's in that the case is slightly more refined with sharp, flat sides (rather than domed) formed into thinner Calatrava style lugs, while the case back retains that deep "bubble back" dome to accommodate the calibre 645 automatic within. This example is in remarkable condition inside and out with original brush finish on the sides of the case (never polished) and stunning near mint dial with fantastically bold missile shape markers, alpha style hands with blue steel counterweighted seconds. Freshly serviced and keeping great time, ready to wear.
Style: Sport, Mid-Century Dress
Case: Solid stainless steel 3-piece case measuring 33.5mm in diameter excluding the original Rolex Brevet + crown. Never polished with light surface wear throughout. Big bubbleback dome case back signed inside Geneva, Swiss, Montres Rolex SA, 6332, III 54 (3rd 1/4 1954), 18. Also signed between the lugs at 6 with a serial number in the 981XXX range with model number signed again between the lugs at 12. 19mm lug spacing.
Dial: Original factory printed pie-pan style dial with a step just outside the printed minute markings. Applied gold hour markers with large coronet at 12. Signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Swiss Made. Near mint condition with perhaps just a light even patina giving it that perfect vintage feel. The original alpha style hands with blue centre seconds are also in excellent condition with just a bit of discolouration in the luminous on the minute hand to note.
Movement: Rolex in-house manufacture caliber 645 automatic movement signed Rolex Perpetual, Swiss Made, Patented Selfwinder. Freshly serviced and in excellent working condition and comes with our full 1 year mechanical warranty.