• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 201

    Rolex. A fine stainless steel automatic bubble back wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and pink "California" dial

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, CHRONOMÈTRE, REF. 2940, CASE NO. 112'976, MANUFACTURED IN 1938

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    Rolex. A fine stainless steel automatic bubble back wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and pink "California" dial
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Chronomètre, ref. 2940, case no. 112'976, manufactured in 1938
    Cal. 9 3/4 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, pink "California" dial, luminous Roman, baton, Arabic and dagger numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, outer railway minute divisions, tonneau-shaped water-resistant bubble back type case, screw back, screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex buckle, case dial and movement signed
    32 mm. diam.


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    The present watch is a fine example of the celebrated reference 2940, preserved in very good, original overall condition and fitted with a much sought-after pink "California" dial, featuring half Arabic and half Roman numerals.

    It is interesting to note that the hands have left clear marks on the dial at 09.33h, showing that they have remained at this position for a long time.

    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.