A Rolex Oyster Chronograph Ref. 6034 from Eric Clapton’s collection will be auctioned on Saturday June 28th at Auctionata. The watch is from the 1950s and comes in a 35 mm by 12 mm 18K rose gold case with a rose gold bracelet. It is powered by a caliber R 72 that is manually wound and has 17 jewels. The dial is silver with gold hands. Indications include hours, minutes, seconds and chronograph.
As we told you earlier this week, RR Auction house, will be holding an auction in September that includes Dwight D Eisenhower’s leather coat from when he a was an Army General, as well as his 18K gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual. This video provides the history of each of those items, as well as a number of other important items that will also be up for sale.
June 10, 2014
Dwight D. Eisenhower was a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II, and served as the Supreme Commander of the Allied forces in Europe. Prior to becoming the 34th President of the United States (in 1953), Rolex gifted him an 18K yellow gold Oyster Perpetual Datejust with the engravings “DDE” which are his initials, as well as five stars and the date “12-19-1950” which is the day he became NATO’s first Supreme Allied Commander.
If you are currently in the market for a Rolex, there are 64 pre-owned and vintage Rolexes to choose from at the upcoming Antiquorum auction which takes place this Sunday, May 11th in Geneva. From a basic Submariner to a Paul Newman Daytona or a Submariner with an Explorer dial, we picked five of our favorites and put them in a slideshow for you to peruse.
Originally created in 1956 for engineers and technicians who are exposed to magnetic fields which disrupt the watch accuracy, the Milgauss was designed to resist magnetic interference up to 1,000 gauss, hence the name “mille” which is French for “thousand.”
The big Milgauss news for 2014 is the new Z blue dial — combined with the green sapphire crystal and orange lightning-bolt shaped seconds hand. The name “Z Blue” comes from the zirconium content in the alloy of the dial.