Rolex Datejust 6605 Serpico Y Laino

special dial - excellent condition - 18k yellow gold

This vintage Rolex Datejust 6605 dates back to 1958 and features a rare "Serpico Y Laino" dial in exceptional condition.

Reference 6605 was produced in the short period between 1956 and 1959. One important difference from the previous reference 6305 was the newly introduced caliber 1065 with the so-called butterfly rotor. Another important change was the inscription: "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified" instead of "Officially Certified Chronometer", as it was the case with previous Datejust models.

Serpico y Laino was a company founded in Caracas in 1925 and was the leading retailer of luxury watches in Venezuela for about 40 years until its closure in 1966. Serpico y Laino held exclusive distribution rights in Venezuela for Rolex. Few of the timepieces sold by Serpico y Laino had the inscription "SERPICO Y LAINO" on their dials.

The 65-year-old dial of this particular 18k yellow gold Datejust 6605 is so special not only because of the rare retailer inscription, but also because of the exceptional original condition. Rarely do we see such an even patina, which should amaze any vintage watch enthusiast, especially when viewed under a loupe.

The golden arrow indexes and hands provide a harmonious vintage look. Together with the fluted bezel, this creates the elegant charm of a vintage Datejust.

And last but not least, this Datejust scores with its excellently preserved 18-karat yellow gold case with super-sharp hallmarks, intact sunburst finish and sharp lugs.

Condition report
Dial: excellent white dial with absolutely even patina - original lume - signed "SWISS".

Case: 18 k yellow gold case - light wear marks - intact sunburst on lugs - sharp lugs - sharp gold hallmarks - original screw-down Rolex twinlock crown - perfectly preserved fluted bezel.

Movement: automatic caliber 1065 - timegrapher: +28s/day, amplitude: 266, beat error: 0.2.

From a distance, this watch looks like a "normal" vintage Datejust. However, at the first closer look, you realize that it is something special. This 65-year-old watch embodies classic elegance and is a very valuable collector's watch.

Serial number: 371xxx (1958)

Int.Exe.: 75675

Manufacturer: Rolex

Model: Datejust

Reference: 6605

Functions: date - central second - hour and minute

Material: Yellow Gold

Dial: white

Watch glass: acrylic crystal

Bracelet: leather

Type of clasp: pin buckle

Diameter: 36mm

Height: 11,7mm

Caliber name: Rolex 1065

Movement type: automatic

Year of Manufacture: 1958

Overall condition: 9 - has rarely been worn - top condition


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