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Rolex 6556
Vintage Tru-Beat
Rare 'Jumping dead-seconds'

Year 1956 Stock no. 1341


The red sweeping seconds hand of this extremely rare mechanical Rolex jumps forward at every second, predating the behaviour of quartz watches by some 14 years. Jumping dead-seconds have only rarely been used throughout the history of horology, with only a handful being made as wrist watches. The red seconds hand draws the eye to what was, in the 1950s, most unusual behaviour, but unfortunately, most of the very few Tru-Beat watches ever made have had their jumping seconds devices removed, making intact examples like this exceptionally important.

ref 6556 | Rare 'Jumping dead-seconds' | Rolex Tru-Beat
  • Stock No. 1341

  • Year: 1956

  • Ref.: 6556

  • Material: Stainless Steel

  • Size: Large 35mm

  • Movement: Jumping dead seconds Automatic Cal 1040

  • Waterproof: 60m

  • Box Info: Watch Club Box

  • Extras: Watch Club 2 Year Warranty

  • Strap: Stainless Steel

  • Our price: SOLD

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