Now of course, this isn’t actually Rolex Everose alloy. Everose is Rolex’s propietary pinkish rose gold alloy, first introduced in 2005. The 6241 shown today is a late 60s icon. This acrylic bezeled, pump pusher icon is rare in any guise. However, this example is both a precious metal and an attractive standard dial variant. Moreover, it’s perfect. Rolex collectors: today, I am here for your addiction.
The 6241 is thee Rolex reference of the last decade. Phillips may have had something to do with that, but its charm runs deeper. There are a very limited number of examples circulating at an estimated production run around 3000 in all metals/dials. 18K and 14K gold examples exist. This is not the famed ‘JPS’ John Player Special livery-like exotic dial Daytona. This is the less-flamboyant, subtle, and classic younger brother. In 14K gold, its case and bracelet have begun to lightly oxidize giving it an almost pink gold undertone. The same goes for its dials subregisters. Details are everything in vintage Rolex. This sports them across all visible surfaces. I can honestly say if given the choice between this classic dial and a JPS exotic, values aside, I’d opt to put this on in the morning.
This 6241 is in a patinated condition, frequently worn. But that’s its charm. The riveted bracelet shows and honest wear and oxidation pattern. Both are matched across its case and back, with the oxidation appearing on the broader portions of its flatter surfaces. The dial is spotless with its lightly-pink rusted subs still clear. All is said to be running well. It comes from a very well-respected retailer in vintage Rolex.
Find this ‘Everose’ 6241 here from Tempus in Padua, Italy for an undisclosed sum.