• Lot 181

    Rolex. A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER CHRONOGRAPH, ANTI-MAGNETIC, REF. 6234, CASE NO. 425'683, MANUFACTURED IN 1958

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    Rolex. A stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Anti-Magnetic, ref. 6234, case no. 425'683, manufactured in 1958
    Cal. 72 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, silvered matte dial, applied dagger numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, outer five minute divisions, 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 particularity of the present watch is its so-called "transitional" dial, omitting any of the technical scales (tachymetre, telemetre or pulsometre) commonly found on this reference. Consequently the entire layout could be modified moving the numerals further to the edge and enlarging the subsidiary dials. This results in better readability, both of the fifths seconds on the outer scale and the indications on the subsidiary dials. Interestingly due to the different dial proportions, the watch appears to be larger.

    Another exceedingly rare feature is the signature "Rolex Oyster Chronograph" not only displayed on three lines instead of two as commonly found on the standard versions but also with the "Rolex" in applied silvered letters as opposed to the normal printed variant.

    Different examples of reference 6234 are illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 254-276.

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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.