• Lot 154

    Rolex. A rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet and red telemetre and blue tachymetre scales

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER CHRONOGRAPH, ANTIMAGNETIQUE, REF. 6234, CASE NO. 269'196, MANUFACTURED IN 1957

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    Rolex. A rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet and red telemetre and blue tachymetre scales
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Antimagnetique, ref. 6234, case no. 269'196, manufactured in 1957
    Cal. 72A nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, silvered dial, applied dagger numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, outer five minute divisions, red telemetre and blue tachymetre scales, three engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back, screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    The present watch stands out by its multi-coloured technical scales. In fact, reference 6234 is better known to feature only one scale in colour whereas this example here combines two coloured indications, lending it a fascinating appeal and increasing its rarity considerably.
    Different examples of reference 6234 in regard to case material and dial layout are illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 254-276. The present watch is illustrated on p. 267.

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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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    Literature

    Prominently illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, p. 267.