• Lot 72

    ROLEX. A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES

    SIGNED ROLEX, PERPETUAL, OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED CHRONOMETER, REF. 8171, MOVEMENT NO. 67’293, CIRCA 1953

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    ROLEX. A STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON PHASES
    SIGNED ROLEX, PERPETUAL, OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED CHRONOMETER, REF. 8171, MOVEMENT NO. 67’293, CIRCA 1953
    MOVEMENT: Automatic, Caliber 10"' 1/2, 18 jewels
    DIAL: Silvered matte, baton numerals, outer date ring with central date hand, day, month, moon phases with constant seconds
    CASE: Stainless steel, snap on back, downturned lugs, 37 mm diam.
    STRAP/BUCKLE: Brown Unsigned leather strap with associated stainless steel buckle


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    Rolex produced only two different models of wristwatches with moon phase, the references 8171 and 6062. Both models are automatic, however references 8171 feature a snap-on case back, while the reference 6062 features a water-resistant-type screw back. Reference 8171 was made in a small series between 1949 and 1952, mostly in yellow gold. Examples in pink gold and stainless steel are very rare.

    Reference 8171 is popular amongst collectors, thanks to its large diameter and dial design.

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