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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 167

    Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER CHRONOGRAPH, ANTIMAGNETIC, DATO COMPAX MODEL, REF. 6236, CASE NO. 576'397, MANUFACTURED IN 1960

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    Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel triple calendar chronograph wristwatch
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Antimagnetic, Dato Compax model, ref. 6236, case no. 576'397, manufactured in 1960
    Cal. 72C nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, silvered dial, applied faceted numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, outer date ring with blue Arabic numerals, central arrow date hand, two windows for day and month, three subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back and screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, case, dial and movement signed
    34 mm. diam.


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    The present watch, property of a Private Collector, is a most beautiful and desirable example of the legendary reference 6236 - made in 1960, it has preserved a very good original condition. The charismatic dial reflects a great shine with no signs of any restoration and enhances the overall look of this celebrated chronograph watch.

    Reference 6236 was the final version of the celebrated Datocompax model. In production between 1958 and 1962, it is easily identifiable by the larger bezel compared to its predecessors. In fact, the case of reference 6236 is made of three elements, the bezel no longer carved from the same block as the centrepiece of the case.

    The model is described and illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 402 - 409.

    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.


    Provenance

    The Mondani Collection of Rolex Wristwatches, Antiquorum, Geneva 1 April 2006, lot 75.