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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 273

    Rolex. A fine and large 18K gold self-winding triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon


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    Rolex. A fine and large 18K gold self-winding triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon
    Signed Rolex, Perpetual, ref. 8171, movement nos. G99368 and 20570, case no. 019, circa 1950
    With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the silvered matte dial with applied baton numerals, luminous hands, outer date ring with central date hand, two windows for day and month, subsidiary dial indicating phases of the moon combined with constant seconds, the large circular case with calendar correctors in the band, downturned lugs, snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
    38 mm. diam.

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    Rolex has produced only two different models of moonphase wristwatches, references 8171 and 6062. Both models are automatic, however reference 8171 has a snap on back, while reference 6062, the Oyster version, has a water-resistant-type screw back.

    The reference 8171 is considered very rare as it was produced in a small series between 1949 and 1952. It was made in stainless steel, 18K pink or yellow gold.

    An example of this model, reference 8171, is illustrated in The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, p. 209.

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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.