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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 35

    Rolex. A rare 18K gold and stainless steel automatic bubble back wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, black dial, original Guarantee, Bulletin de Marche and additional dial

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, CHRONOMETER, REF. 3696, CASE NO. 278'876, CIRCA 1944

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    Rolex. A rare 18K gold and stainless steel automatic bubble back wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, black dial, original Guarantee, Bulletin de Marche and additional dial
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Chronometer, ref. 3696, case no. 278'876, circa 1944
    Automatic jeweled movement, black dial, luminous Arabic and baton numerals, outer fifths of a second divisions combined with Arabic five seconds divisions, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, gold tonneau-shaped water-resistant bubble back type case, blank bezel, stainless steel screw back, screw down crown, later plated Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    33 mm. diam.


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    With Rolex Guarantee dated 27 July 1944, Bulletin and Certificate from the Bureaux Officiels de Contrôle Officiel de la Marche des Montres No. 58758 dated 7 Avril 1944, additional Rolex luminous silvered dial, product literature, additonal strap and box.