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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 235

    Rolex. A very fine and rare 18K gold triple calendar chronograph wristwatch


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    Rolex. A very fine and rare 18K gold triple calendar chronograph wristwatch
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Anti-magnetic, ref. 6036, case no. 847’123, circa 1951
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. 72C, 17 jewels
    DIAL: silvered matte, applied gold square-shaped numerals, outer blue date ring with central hand, two apertures for day and month in French, three engine-turned sunken subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hours registers
    CASE: 18K gold, tonneau-shaped, screw back, screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band and two date corrector on the opposite side, 36 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BUCKLE: gold plated Rolex buckle

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    Reference 6036, the third generation of the celebrated "Dato Compax" Oyster triple calendar chronograph model ever presented by Geneva's "crowned" watch manufacturer, was available with various dial layouts, cased mainly in yellow gold and in stainless steel.

    Various examples of reference 6036 are described and illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 380 - 401.

    Special Notice

    Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These lots are marked with the symbol ~ in the catalogue. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.

    Pre-Lot Text

    The property of the descendents of the original owner