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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 226

    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel and 18K gold limited series automatic wristwatch with centre seconds, black dial, date, bracelet, Guarantee and box, made to commemorate the transfer of the Panama Canal from the US to the Republic of Panama

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, PANAMA CANAL, NO. 55/75, REF. 16613, CASE NUMBER A925486, MANUFACTURED IN 2000

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    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel and 18K gold limited series automatic wristwatch with centre seconds, black dial, date, bracelet, Guarantee and box, made to commemorate the transfer of the Panama Canal from the US to the Republic of Panama
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, Panama Canal, no. 55/75, ref. 16613, case number A925486, manufactured in 2000
    Cal. 3135 nickel-finished lever movement, 31 jewels, black dial, luminous dot, baton and dagger numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, magnified window for date, gilt printed Panama Canal logo to the lower half, stainless steel tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, 18K gold revolving black bezel calibrated for 60 units, stainless steel screw back numbered 55/75, 18K gold screw down crown, stainless steel and 18K gold Rolex Oyster bracelet and deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    40 mm. diam.


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    With Rolex Garantie et Attestation de Chronomètre Officiel dated 15 April 2000 and stamped Mercurio, Panama, Mercurio Joyeros original Certificate stating that the present watch is No. 55 of 75 Rolex Submariners in 18K gold and stainless steel, made in a limited edition to commemorate the historical moment of the reversion of the Panama Canal. Furthermore delivered with Rolex Oyster anchor, seal, operating instructions, original fitted green presentation box and outer packaging.

    The present watch is part of a limited series of Rolex Submariner ref. 16613 models made to commemorate the Reversion of the Panama Canal in 1999. Ordered by their retailer Mercurio Joyero in Panama, only 75 examples in stainless steel and gold and 75 examples in stainless steel were made. The models feature the logo of the Panama Canal on the dial, the limited edition number is engraved to the case back.

    The present watch appears to be in new old stock condition and is still retaining the protective green sticker to the back.

    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.