Interesting, I don't see the Honey Comb on that Milgauss 6541, do you? ;)

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Interesting, I don't see the Honey Comb on that Milgauss 6541, do you? ;)

Joined: October 4th, 2006, 9:33 pm

April 28th, 2012, 10:02 pm #1

Sotheby's Geneva Auction is online, same as AQ's and Christie's.
While browsing my eye got caught by the 6541 Sotheby's offers
and describes as 'Tropical Honeycomb' but instead it's having a
flat surface, not honeycomb at all, see yourself..



in detail, it's flat, not honeycomb...
I've see a similar flat dial but with Milgauss at 6 o'clock, looks like early ( before 1965 ) second generation, service dial to me.


Then its described as from circa 1956?! That makes no sense as common 6541 batch is from 1958, the 6543's where 1956, not this one!
We see the clue at their condition rapport's there it tells us it's sold 1965, logically much later then '56.


For comparison, my first generation 6541 Luminous... with honeycomb


But nothing is impossible in the Rolex world of wonders, my 6541 with 1956 case back stamp & 1956 serial numbers & Honeycomb small Milgauss logo but
SWISS signed and was sold in December 1964 in Viennna a gift to him by his wife, it's showing us the new 1019 design in the dial. So for such a small batch
as the Milgauss ref 6541, Rolex did some unusual things to sell al their Milgauss cases & movements they produced back in those days..





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April 28th, 2012, 10:22 pm #2

If you look at the 2nd photo you posted where it is blown up I see some little faint reddish dots all over the dial. Also look at the letter printing on the dial. They look to be printed on some textured surface, not a flat surface. I think there is a honeycomb there, but the resolution of their photo is just so poor. My US$0.02 = 0.0000000000000001 Euro



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Joined: June 28th, 2007, 12:41 am

April 28th, 2012, 10:39 pm #3

maybe "cleaning up/retouch" the dial by Photoshop finished for to cover the honeycomb

what do you think P ?



cheers from Italy
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April 29th, 2012, 11:14 am #4

but maybe you're right, it's photoshopped to much..



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Joined: November 9th, 2004, 8:09 pm

April 29th, 2012, 1:16 pm #5

.......at least from this photo.
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April 29th, 2012, 1:38 pm #6

but maybe you're right, it's photoshopped to much..



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of Honeycomb faintly.

Just a bad pic i say

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Joined: October 29th, 2006, 10:37 am

April 29th, 2012, 1:48 pm #7

Sotheby's Geneva Auction is online, same as AQ's and Christie's.
While browsing my eye got caught by the 6541 Sotheby's offers
and describes as 'Tropical Honeycomb' but instead it's having a
flat surface, not honeycomb at all, see yourself..



in detail, it's flat, not honeycomb...
I've see a similar flat dial but with Milgauss at 6 o'clock, looks like early ( before 1965 ) second generation, service dial to me.


Then its described as from circa 1956?! That makes no sense as common 6541 batch is from 1958, the 6543's where 1956, not this one!
We see the clue at their condition rapport's there it tells us it's sold 1965, logically much later then '56.


For comparison, my first generation 6541 Luminous... with honeycomb


But nothing is impossible in the Rolex world of wonders, my 6541 with 1956 case back stamp & 1956 serial numbers & Honeycomb small Milgauss logo but
SWISS signed and was sold in December 1964 in Viennna a gift to him by his wife, it's showing us the new 1019 design in the dial. So for such a small batch
as the Milgauss ref 6541, Rolex did some unusual things to sell al their Milgauss cases & movements they produced back in those days..




I always use the quick and simple edit mode in iPhoto to look for imperfections.

I just played with the definition, saturation, contrast and tint of that picture and the pattern can be found: though very lightly.

You think an auction house would take decent pictures in this day and age.

If you remove your dials, sandpaper them down and then leave to soak in bleach overnight yours could like like this one too

Best,

Steve

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April 29th, 2012, 2:26 pm #8

of Honeycomb faintly.

Just a bad pic i say

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April 29th, 2012, 2:40 pm #9

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April 29th, 2012, 6:42 pm #10

Sotheby's Geneva Auction is online, same as AQ's and Christie's.
While browsing my eye got caught by the 6541 Sotheby's offers
and describes as 'Tropical Honeycomb' but instead it's having a
flat surface, not honeycomb at all, see yourself..



in detail, it's flat, not honeycomb...
I've see a similar flat dial but with Milgauss at 6 o'clock, looks like early ( before 1965 ) second generation, service dial to me.


Then its described as from circa 1956?! That makes no sense as common 6541 batch is from 1958, the 6543's where 1956, not this one!
We see the clue at their condition rapport's there it tells us it's sold 1965, logically much later then '56.


For comparison, my first generation 6541 Luminous... with honeycomb


But nothing is impossible in the Rolex world of wonders, my 6541 with 1956 case back stamp & 1956 serial numbers & Honeycomb small Milgauss logo but
SWISS signed and was sold in December 1964 in Viennna a gift to him by his wife, it's showing us the new 1019 design in the dial. So for such a small batch
as the Milgauss ref 6541, Rolex did some unusual things to sell al their Milgauss cases & movements they produced back in those days..




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anRqh02N8UM
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