Rolex Oyster Royal 6426Rolex Oyster Royal 6426

Rolex Oyster Royal Ref. 6426

The Rolex Oyster Royal, introduced in 1933, marked a significant departure from the norm with its centrally pivoted second hand, moving away from the small subsidiary seconds register that was common at the time. Interestingly, Rolex marketed the Royal as being ideally suited for the medical profession, asserting that the large second hand made it easier to time a patient’s heartbeat over a sixty-second period. As center seconds became more common, the Oyster Royal was eventually offered in both center and sub-seconds formats.

The Royal name then evolved into a dial decoration, allowing Rolex to expand its range with more models.

Fast forward to 1961, and we have a stunning example of the Rolex Oyster Royal. This watch exemplifies the elegance of simplicity with its nearly empty dial—no frills, no embellishments. It covers the basics perfectly, showcasing how a base model with no complications can be extraordinarily attractive. In fact, from a design perspective, it might even surpass more complicated versions.

This particular Oyster Precision from 1961 boasts a beautiful patina and Alpha hands, enhancing its vintage appeal. The manual movement has been recently serviced, ensuring reliability. Paired with a leather strap that emphasizes the color of the dial, this watch is not just a timepiece but a piece of history.

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Brand Rolex
Diameter 34 mm
Model Oyster Royal
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 6426
Buckle/clasp Aftermarket plated
Year of production (circa) 1961
Lug Width 19 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Silver
Movement Hand-wound

Rolex is the absolute king of everyday watches. If it is haute horlogerie or the pinnacle of artistry in finishing techniques you are after, look elsewhere. But for pure everyday function, ruggedness and refinement, Rolex wears the crown.

The brand was founded by Alfred Davis and Hans Wilsdorf in London in 1905. In 1908, the name “Rolex” was registered. The brand would put a host of firsts and records to its name in the decades that followed. From the first chronometer rated wristwatch in 1910 to the first wristwatch with a water resistance of 100 meters in 1953.

A range of waterproofing measures, among which a screw-down-crown, resulted in the famous Oyster case. Up to this day it is the basic platform on which the vast majority of Rolex watches is built. Model names often feature both the Oyster (water resistance) and Perpetual (self-winding movement) terminology, followed by a specific model designation such as Datejust or Submariner.

Both modern and vintage Rolex watches are highly sought-after. They are broadly appreciated for their timeless designs, functional toughness, reliability, brand recognition and value retention.


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Year of production (circa)






Dial color





34 mm




Aftermarket plated

Lug Width

19 mm

Set Content

Watch only