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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 50

    ROLEX. A RARE GOLD AUTOMATIC TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES

    SIGNED ROLEX, PERPETUAL, PRECISION, MOVEMENT NO. 10322, REF. 8171, CIRCA 1950

    Price Realised  

    ROLEX. A RARE GOLD AUTOMATIC TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES
    Signed Rolex, Perpetual, Precision, Movement No. 10322, Ref. 8171, circa 1950
    With nickel-finished lever movement, patented Rolex super-balance, silvered matte dial with applied baton and disk numerals, apertures for day and month, outer ring calibrated for date, subsidiary dial indicating constant seconds combined with phases of the moon, large circular case with down-turned lugs, case, dial and movement signed
    38mm diam.


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    Throughout their history Rolex has produced only two models of wristwatches with phases of the moon, the references 6062 and 8171. While both models are automatic the reference 8171 features a snap-on back versus the reference 6062 with screw back. Made between 1949 and 1952 the reference 8171 was produced in a small series.