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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2866

    ROLEX. A FINE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS AND DATE

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, MODEL "OVETTONE", MOVEMENT NO. H22994, CASE NO. 761993, REF. 6105, CIRCA 1951

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    ROLEX. A FINE 18K GOLD AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH CENTRE SECONDS AND DATE
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, MODEL "OVETTONE", MOVEMENT NO. H22994, CASE NO. 761993, REF. 6105, CIRCA 1951

    Cal. A.296 nickel-finished lever movement, 19 jewels, superbalance timed in 6 positions, the gilt matte dial with applied dagger numerals and outer 1/5th minute divisions, luminous gold alpha hands, centre seconds, aperture for date in red, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with milled bezel, "Super-Oyster" crown and screw back, together with an 18k gold Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    US$5,000-7,500
    EUR3,700-5,500

    This model is equipped with the very rare "Super-Oyster" winding crown, a mechanism developed by Rolex in an attempt to create a non-screw-down waterproof crown. The system itself proved to be a success, however, in time the rubber gasket was unable to withstand wear and tear. This crown type was phased out only after three years of production.

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    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.