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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 207

    Rolex. A fine stainless steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER, ANTIMAGNETIC, REF. 4767, CASE NO. 584345, MANUFACTURED IN 1947

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    Rolex. A fine stainless steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster, Antimagnetic, ref. 4767, case no. 584345, manufactured in 1947
    Nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, silvered brushed dial, applied baton and square-shaped numerals with luminous accents, later luminous hands, outer blue date ring with central hand, two windows for day and month, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back and screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    34 mm. diam.


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    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.

    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.