• Lot 132

    Rolex. A rare and unusual mid-size 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with pink dial and box


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    Rolex. A rare and unusual mid-size 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch with pink dial and box
    Signed Rolex, Antimagnetic, ref. 3834, case no. 64'244, manufactured in 1942
    Cal. 10 1/2''' Valjoux 69 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, pink matte dial, applied baton and Roman numerals, outer railway five minute divisions, blue tachymetre and black telemetre scales, two engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, mid-size circular case, snap on back, angular lugs, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, later gilt Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    32 mm. diam.

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    With Rolex fitted presentation box stamped Ermanno Bergamo Padova.

    Reference 3834 was launched in the early 1940s, using the famous small size Valjoux calibre 69 chronograph movement. One of the rarest gems in Rolex's celebrated chronograph family, well-preserved and unmolested examples of this niche model are exceedingly rare. As a matter of fact, illustrations of reference 3834 in literature are particularly scarce. Furthermore according to our research, less than ten examples of this model were offered at public auction over the last decade.

    For one example of this model in literature see I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 138 & 139.

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    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.

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