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.
THE PROPERTY OF AN IMPORTANT SWISS COLLECTOR
The following two lots are two exceptionally well preserved timepieces bearing the so-called “Thunderbird” bezel. An iconic detail and a long standing favorite of Rolex collectors, it is defined by its elaborate engraving alternating Arabic and baton numerals with milled sectors. Its name derives from a period Rolex catalogue, where it appears on a piece which also bears on its dial the logo of the US Air Force flying team, known as “The Thunderbirds”.