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    Sale 2041

    Important Watches

    12 December 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 264

    ROLEX. A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AND 14K GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, ANTI-MAGNETIQUE, CASE NO. 616349, REF. 4500, CIRCA 1949

    Price Realised  

    ROLEX. A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AND 14K GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH
    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, ANTI-MAGNETIQUE, CASE NO. 616349, REF. 4500, CIRCA 1949
    Cal. 23 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, silvered matte dial, applied gold Arabic and triangular numerals, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minute register, stainless steel tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, gold bezel, screw back and screw-down crown, case, dial and movement signed
    36mm diam.


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    Accompanied by a Rolex cardboard slipcase and green leather-covered presentation box.

    The reference 4500 was launched in the 1940s and was available in yellow gold, pink gold, and stainless steel. A model that combined both stainless steel and gold was offered for purchase as well.

    For similar illustrated examples of the reference 4500, see The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, pp. 221 and 228.