The present watch is a rare example of the celebrated first series "Dato Compax" reference 4767 featuring an original replacement dial. Such dials, always with the sunburst finish and applied gold numerals, were exclusively fitted by Rolex when the original dial could no longer be saved. Interestingly, these substitute dials do not feature the "Chronograph" logo on the dial but only "Oyster".
For a discussion and illustration of such dial on a "Dato Compax" reference 6036 model see I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, p. 406 & 407.
Rolex's celebrated Oyster triple calendar chronograph or "Dato Compax" wristwatch was available in four different series:
The first, reference 4767 such as the present watch, was introduced into the market in 1947. Made in a small series only, the model was available in yellow and pink gold as well as in stainless steel and with various dial layouts.
Reference 4767 was replaced by reference 5036, followed by references 6036 and 6236.
Different versions of reference 4767 in regard to case material and dial layout are illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 372 - 375.