Here is a Rolex Oyster Perpetual Semi-bubble back gent's watch with the rare Red "Officially." An example that may not reappear for a very long time. The Red "Officially" dial is unique as it resembles the "Edmund Hillary" Rolex watch. Edmund Hillary became the first man to summit Mount Everest, and he did so with a Rolex on his wrist, an Oyster Perpetual that is very similar to this piece and is the ancestor of the Explorer. The "Officially" font comes in a few variation, this is the larger and wider version. Professionally serviced automatic wind movement working solid and accurate—Rolex calibre 645 with serial number 83480 dating this watch to 1952. The unpolished original solid stainless steel case measures 34mm across, excluding the crown by 40mm lug tip to lug tip. Original signed crown. Case model 6085. Brand new crystal. The watch is ready for daily wear and will come with a new high-quality 19mm handmade genuine leather strap. The wrist size in the photo is 6 inches.

1952 Rolex Red Officially

  • Circa: 1952

    Model: Oyster Perpetual "Red Officially"

    Caliber: 645

    Movement serial #: 83480

    Jewel count: 17 jewels

    Movement type: Automatic wind

    Case model: 6085/724068

    Case material: solid stainless steel 

    Case gasket: F-Ring metal gasket 

    Crystal: Brand new Acyrlic crystal

    Crown: Signed

    Case Diameter excluding crown: 34mm

    Case length lug tip to lug tip: 40mm

    Dial: Factory original finish

    Hand type: Alpha (original)

    Strap material: Genuine leather

    Strap width between lugs: 19mm

    Wrist size in photo: 6 inches