Rolex 6085 Thunderbird Bezel
In overall good condition, here we have a 1954 all original Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 10ct gold with a
semi-Bubble Back and Rolex Thunderbird bezel.
Known by Rolex as model 6085 it carries the Cal.645 chronometer grade movement.
Add with the semi-Bubble-Back case accommodating the early automatic movement we have here a very
desirable and collectable wristwatch!
The dial is matt with the gold spearhead indices that make for a superb combination against the matt black,
in low light.
The gold ‘Dauphine’ hands and gold needle seconds hand further accentuate the beauty of this dial and are also
in great condition.
In addition to the ‘Rolex Crown’ at 12 0′clock, the dial is simply signed Rolex, Oyster-Perpetual and
‘Officially Certified Chronometer’ with Swiss at the very bottom of the dial.
The lens which is clear with no scratches marks or damage.
This is the original high grade “Officially Certified Chronometer” 19 Jewels, 645 calibre movement which is
known for being particularly accurate, reliable and strong. It is marked ROLEX PERPETUAL and SWISS MADE.
The highly desirable Thunderbird bezel has some signs of usage with light visible scratches throughout.
The rest of the case, the sides, lugs and case back are keeping good proportions but has taken some wear from usage.
The semi-Bubble Back in relatively good condition, it has never been engraved or damaged.
The Bubble-Back is so called due to the bulbous round back needed to accommodate the early automatic
movement and rotor which was a little too large for a standard flat back case when first introduced.
This case-back has slighter bubble and so is often referred to as a semi-bubble back.
The case is a large size 34mm in diameter not including the original Rolex Super Oyster Crown.
This is a superb example of a full set 6085 with thunderbird bezel, it is sufficiently different from the standard norm
however still remaining classic, a watch that got all the right attention back then and would turn more heads now than
ever whilst surely being the topic of conversation at any dinner table.
Even though vintage Rolex prices have risen recently, we still feel good examples such as this are undervalued
and still have a long way to go.
As each year goes by the global market for vintage gold Rolex watches is expanding rapidly with a consequent effect
This watch comes complete with full documentation of the time, this is indeed a rarity for a vintage watch
this old as papers were either discarded by the new owners or lost throughout the years.
Additionally a report by an independent examiner will be provided ensuring the authenticity and
provenance of the piece.