Vintage Explorer I 6610 Gilt "Chapter Ring" Dial ORIGINAL OWNER (35413)

(35413) Rolex 6610 Explorer I Gilt "Chapter Ring" Dial, stainless steel case with original folded link Jubilee bracelet with 55 endlinks, original gilt dial with outer chapter ring and handset, dial is in excellent original condition with beautifully aged patina on the hands and dial, original Twinlock crown, domed acrylic crystal, water resistant, 359XXX (circa 1958-1959), diameter: 34.5mm, thickness: 12.5mm. Excellent Condition with European Watch Company pouch. This watch was purchased from the family of the original owner.

$33,500

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This is a vintage c. 1958-1959 stainless steel Rolex Explorer I Gilt "Chapter Ring" Dial 6610. It has an integral stainless steel folded link Jubilee bracelet with a double deployant clasp and 55 endlinks, and a domed acrylic crystal. It has the original screw-down Twinlock winding crown with the Rolex crown emblem, and the screw-down case back is solid, inside of which is engraved " MONTRES ROLEX SA – GENEVA – SWITZERLAND – PATENTED – STAINLESS STEEL," and the reference number "6610." The 34.5mm diameter solid three-body case, integral lugs, bracelet, and angled bezel are polished/brushed. It has the original patinated black/gilt dial with early radium lume skeletonized hands, a gilt minute/seconds perimeter chapter ring, and a center sweep lollipop seconds hand. There are radium luminescent Arabic numeral hour markers at 3, 6, and 9, baton hour indices, and a triangle at the 12 o'clock position. It's water resistant and the 12.5mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed. This Rolex Explorer I Gilt "Chapter Ring" Dial 6610 has a mechanical automatic self-winding Rolex caliber 1030 movement. It's rhodium-plated, and it's constructed with 25 jewels, a shock absorber device, and a straight-line lever escapement. It includes a monometallic balance that's adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, a self-compensating blued steel Breguet balance spring, and an index regulator. This rare Rolex Explorer I Gilt "Chapter Ring" Dial 6610 was the successor of the earliest 6298 Rolex - the original Mt. Everest Explorer watch that was produced in very small numbers.

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