• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 209

    Rolex. A very rare and attractive 18K pink gold automatic bubble back wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, black "California" dial and chased bezel

    SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL, CHRONOMÈTRE, REF. 3372, CASE NO. 598'502, MANUFACTURED IN 1947

    Price Realised  

    Rolex. A very rare and attractive 18K pink gold automatic bubble back wristwatch with sweep centre seconds, black "California" dial and chased bezel
    Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Chronomètre, ref. 3372, case no. 598'502, manufactured in 1947
    Cal. 9 3/4''' nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, black lacquer "California" dial, luminous Arabic, Roman and baton numerals, outer gilt minute divisions, luminous mercedes hands, sweep centre seconds, tonneau-shaped water-resistant bubble back type case, chased hour markers to the engine-turned bezel, screw back, screw down crown, case, dial and movement signed
    32 mm. diam.


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    The present watch is a fine example of reference 3372, preserved in excellent overall condition and fitted with the much sought-after black "California" dial, featuring half Arabic and half Roman numerals.

    Special Notice

    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
    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.