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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 218

    Rolex. A stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, black-out dial, bracelet and guarantee

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, EXPLORER, REF. 14270, CASE NO. E814924, MANUFACTURED IN 1991

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    Rolex. A stainless steel self-winding water-resistant wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, black-out dial, bracelet and guarantee
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Explorer, ref. 14270, case no. E814924, manufactured in 1991
    Cal. 3000 nickel-finished lever movement, 27 jewels, the black dial with luminous baton and dagger numerals, applied black painted Arabic 3, 6 and 9 numerals, luminous hands, sweep centre seconds, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    Accompanied by Rolex Guarantee dated 6 July 1991.

    The Rolex Explorer reference 14270 with "Black Out" dial is one of the rarest and most desirable versions of this celebrated model.

    In production only during a very short time in 1991, it is distinguished by the unusual dial layout, featuring black painted Arabic 3, 6 and 9 numerals from which it derives its name. This variant is mainly found in the "E" series of reference 14270.

    Special Notice

    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.