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    Sale 1369


    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 341

    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, original guarantees, invoice and box


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    Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with bracelet, original guarantees, invoice and box
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Antimagnetic, ref. 6236, case no. 918'699, manufactured in 1962
    Cal. 72C nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, silvered dial, applied baton and square numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, outer date ring with blue Arabic numerals, central date hand, two windows for day and month, three engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back, screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with clasp stamped 1.66, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.

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    With Rolex Guarantee and Rolex Superlative Chronometer Guarantee/instructions brochure, both dated 21 July 1965 and stamped by Bucherer, Zurich, Bucherer original invoice also dated 21 July 1965 and Rolex original fitted green presentation box.

    The present watch is a very appealing and well-preserved example of the legendary reference 6236. Made in 1962, the last year of production of the model, it has survived in a very unspoilt condition, still retaining the original documentation and box.

    Reference 6236 was the final version of the celebrated Datocompax model. In production between 1958 and 1962, it is easily identifiable by the larger bezel compared to its predecessors. In fact, the case of reference 6236 is made of three elements, the bezel no longer carved from the same block as the centrepiece of the case.

    The model is described and illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 402 - 409.

    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.