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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 25

    Rolex. A highly rare and very attractive18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone dial


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    Rolex. A highly rare and very attractive18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with two-tone dial
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Anti Magnetic, ref. 6036, case no.692397, circa 1961
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 72C, 17 jewels
    DIAL: two-tone silvered dial, applied pink gold faceted dot and Arabic numerals, outer blue date ring, central blued steel date hand, two apertures for day and month in French, three sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers
    CASE: 18K pink gold tonneau-shaped, screw back, screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 36 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: 18K pink gold Rolex buckle

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    The reference 6036 offered here for sale is a spectacular example from the exceedingly small series of the iconic "Dato Compax" cased in pink gold to appear in public to date. Known to have been made predominantly in stainless steel and yellow good, original and unspoiled examples of this milestone model in pink gold are extremely rare. In fact, the present reference 6036 is distinguished by its beautiful, original two-tone silvered dial, and the astoundingly crisp and unpolished case. In fact, both dial and case have accumulated an impressively even level of oxidation, a typical sign for watches which have not been used in a very long time. The connoisseur can consequently easily connect the extraordinarily original and unmolested condition with the fact that the present watch has been a "sleeping beauty" for many decades. Furthermore, the gold mark underneath the lower right lug is crisp and the calendar correctors in the band seem hardly used.

    Without a doubt, the Dato-Compax offered here for sale presents all criteria indispensable for the coveted designation "ultimate collector's watch": freshness to the market, private provenance and last but not least outstanding, original overall condition

    Reference 6036
    Reference 6036, the third generation of the celebrated "Dato Compax" Oyster triple calendar chronograph model ever presented by Geneva's "crowned" watch manufacturer, was available with various dial layouts, cased mainly in yellow gold and in stainless steel.

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    Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These lots are marked with the symbol ~ in the catalogue. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.

    Saleroom Notice

    The present watch features a crocodile leather strap. Please refer to special notice regarding the exportation of endangered spieces.

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