• Lot 238

    Rolex. A fine and extremely rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with pulsometre


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    Rolex. A fine and extremely rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with pulsometre
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Anti-Magnetique, ref. 6034, case no. 692'592, manufactured in 1950
    Cal. 72A nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, silvered dial, applied square and Arabic numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, outer blue scale calibrated for 30 pulsations, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back, Rolex Super Oyster crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.

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    Amongst the rarest gems within the Rolex chronograph family of any reference must be considered examples featuring the much sought-after pulsometre scale instead of the more commonly found double telemetre and tachymetre indications. Often made to special order for a physician, the pulsometre allows measuring the number of heartbeats per minute. Usually calibrated for 15 or 30 beats, the hand is stopped at the patient's 15th or 30th heartbeat; the scale on the dial then indicating the relevant frequency per minute.

    According to our researches and extensive conversations with the world leading Rolex scholars, it appears that the present reference 6034 in stainless steel is the only example featuring such pulsation scale calibrated for 30 heartbeats in blue.

    This watch is not only an outstanding rarity in very good overall condition but most importantly also an extremely attractive chronograph, one of the best-looking watches for daily wear.

    A variety of references 6034 with pulsometre scale are described and illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 232 & 233, 250 & 251.

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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.