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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 12

    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, original Guarantee, Bulletin de Marche, tags, seal and original box

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, EXPLORER, REF. 1016, CASE NO. 596475, MANUFACTURED IN 1960

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    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, bracelet, original Guarantee, Bulletin de Marche, tags, seal and original box
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Explorer, ref. 1016, case no. 596475, manufactured in 1960
    Cal. 1560 nickel-finished lever movement, 25 jewels, the black lacquered dial with luminous baton and Arabic numerals, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and clasp stamped 4.60, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee dated 27 February 1962 made out by Geneva Watch Co., Kowloon, Hong Kong, Bureaux Suisse de Contrôle Officiel de la Marche des Chronomètres Watch Rate Certificate No. 14538 dated 29 November 1961, two original tags, original seal, Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer card and original fitted presentation box.
    The watch was purchased by the uncle of the present owner in Hong Kong in 1962. He was serving as Sergeant Mayor in the British Army, stationed in Hong Kong, and bought the watch as a farewell gift to himself.

    Practically unworn, the watch stands out by its fantastic, unspoiled original overall condition, still retaining the green protective sticker to the back, the original bracelet, documents, tags and box and its private provenance. It is furthermore possibly the best preserved example of an Explorer I reference 1016 to come to the market in decades.

    Special Notice

    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.


    Pre-Lot Text

    The Property of the Family of the Original Owner
    "The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer - the heavy-duty Chronometer"