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Rolex Oyster Royal Ref. 6044, 1952

Rolex Oyster Royal Ref. 6044, 1952

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1952 Vintage Rolex Oyster Royal Ref. 6044: A Rare Epoch in Rolex Evolution
In 1952, as the world turned its eyes to the skies with the first passenger jetliner flight and celebrated athleticism at the Helsinki Summer Olympics, Rolex released the Oyster Royal Ref. 6044. A notable marvel in its own right, it gave discerning watch aficionados a novel way to appreciate time.

A Dial of Distinction
The centerpiece of this Oyster Royal is undoubtedly its patinated silvered dial. Featuring Arabic numerals, it exudes an air of understated elegance, further complemented by elegant hands and black outer minute track. A harmonious blend of age and refinement, it is no wonder this watch captures attention effortlessly.

A Bezel Beyond Ordinary
The integrated scooped bezel of the Ref. 6044 doesn't just hold the crystal; it adds a distinct character to the watch. This design, combined with down-turned lugs, is a signature look that collectors and vintage enthusiasts often find irresistible.

The Crown of a Bygone Era
One of the more historically significant features of this piece is the Rolex Super Oyster crown. Introduced briefly in the early 1950s as an alternative water-resistant solution, it offers a unique glimpse into Rolex's experimentation phase. With many of these crowns replaced in later models, original examples like this are becoming rare, coveted treasures in the horological world.

Meticulous Mechanics
Driving this vintage masterpiece is the Rolex calibre 700. It's a manually wound movement characterized by its lever escapement, compensation balance, and an 18,000 BPH frequency. Further enhanced with 'Super-Shock-Resist', this movement is a testament to Rolex's commitment to precision, even in its earlier days.

The Super Oyster's Siblings
Ref. 6044's patinated dial might come in a silvered shade, but this wasn't Rolex's sole venture. The brand, known for its variations, had other dials, each bringing its unique essence to the watch.

Strapping it All Together
Retaining a sense of cohesiveness, the steel case seamlessly integrates with the choice of strap, ensuring that the watch feels comfortable and looks dashing, irrespective of the occasion.

In The Annals of Rolex's Legacy
This 1952 Rolex Oyster Royal Ref. 6044 isn't just a watch—it's a chapter in Rolex's illustrious history. For those keen on owning a piece that speaks of Rolex's daring experiments and timeless design, this is a piece worthy of wrist real estate.

If you're contemplating diving into the rich world of vintage Rolex or hoping to add a novel touch to an existing collection, the Ref. 6044 awaits your discerning gaze.

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Key Information

Rolex Oyster Royal Ref. 6044, 1952

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Oyster Royal
  • Ref.: 6044
  • Year: 1952
  • SKU: 1946


  • Movement Calibre: Calibre 700
  • Movement Type: Manual
  • Case Size: 32mm

Box and Papers:

  • Our Own

Condition Report

Condition Report: Presented in good vintage condition. The dial has taken on a beautiful patina that oozes vintage charm. The hands have been re-lumed but very sympathetically. The case remains in good order given its age, there are of course some scratches as would be expected for its age. The movement has just had a comprehensive service and finally the watch is fitted with a new 3rd party leather strap.

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