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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 108

    Rolex. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold water-resistant triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER CHRONOGRAPHE, ANTI-MAGNETIC, REF. 6036, CASE NO. 847189, MANUFACTURED IN 1951

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    Rolex. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold water-resistant triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronographe, Anti-Magnetic, Ref. 6036, case no. 847189, manufactured in 1951
    Cal. Valjoux 72C nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the two-tone silvered dial with applied pink gold pyramid-shaped and Arabic 12 numerals, pink gold hands, outer blue date ring with central hand, two apertures for day and month, three subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with screw back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 18K pink gold Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    34 mm. diam.


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    Rolex's celebrated Oyster triple calendar chronograph or "Dato Compax" wristwatch was available in four different series:

    The first, reference 4767, was introduced into the market in 1947. Reference 4767 was replaced by reference 5036, followed by references 6036, the present watch, and 6236.

    Reference 6036 was available with various dial layouts, cased mainly in yellow gold and in stainless steel. According to literature, only an exceedingly small series of 144 examples in pink gold were made. The present watch is furthermore distinguished by its beautiful, original two-tone silvered dial and the very good overall condition. Other particularities of this watch are the Super-Oyster crown and the reference number struck on the outside of the case back. Interestingly, both these features can again be found on a nearly identical watch, illustrated in described in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 400 & 401.

    For further examples of reference 6036 see op. cit., pp. 380 - 401.

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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.