Rolex Oyster 6548Rolex Oyster 6548

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 6548 31mm

This watch is temporarily unavailable in our boutique as it is being displayed at PAN Amsterdam from 14-21 November. It can be viewed and purchased at the fair. Visit for more info and tickets.

Here we have something very special from 1958, by the brand with the crown…

This is an Oyster Perpetual, but not just any Oyster Perpetual. This example is executed in 18k rose gold, fitted with arrow-head indices, dagger hands, an OCC (official chronometer certified) dial, and a riveted stretch Oyster bracelet in fantastic condition.

In fact, the entire watch is in brilliant condition. As if the 60+ years that have passed just never quite got a grip on this beauty. This Rolex Ref. 6548 is truly one of those watches you can fall in love with. And once you do, there is no turning back.


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Brand Rolex
Movement Automatic
Model Oyster Perpetual
Diameter 31 mm
Reference 6548
Bracelet/strap: Gold
Year of production (circa) 1958
Lug Width 17 mm
Material 18k Rose gold
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Crystal Acrylic
Dial color Rose gold

The Oyster Perpetual models by Rolex offer the purest, distilled form of Rolex magic. No complications, no frills. Just that superb quality we know and love from the house in simple, three-hand wristwatches.

The name Oyster Perpetual refers to two important Rolex technologies present in the watch. Oyster indicates the presence of several water-proofing technologies such as a screw-down crown and a screw-in case back. (Of course, any vintage watch should be treated as not water-resistant). Perpetual refers to a rotor-powered self-winding movement, which will be perpetually wound when worn. The nomenclature is a strong nod to Rolex history, as the Oyster case was patented in 1926 and their perpetual movement in 1931.

Note how many Rolex model names start with Oyster Perpetual and follow with a third specification, such as Datejust or Submariner. The lack of such additional labels indicate we are dealing with a no-complications, time-only Rolex.

A popular OP reference is the 1002. A clean, minimalist every day watch in a 34mm case. Its smooth bezel and Oyster bracelet, combined with a nice silver dial make it pretty much the most timeless and versatile watch you could dream of. A non-chronometer version with a different dial was sold as the Ref. 5500 Air-King.

Up until today, a whole range of different dial colors and sizes are available in the Oyster Perpetual range, so there is likely something to suit you. If it is a timeless, simple watch, made to the absolute highest standards you are after, the OP should not be underestimated.


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Year of production (circa)



18k Rose gold



Dial color

Rose gold




31 mm



Lug Width

17 mm