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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 323

    Rolex made for Panerai. An extremely rare and large stainless steel water-resistant diver's wristwatch

    SIGNED MARINA MILITARE AND MONTRES ROLEX SA, LUMINOR MODEL, REF. 6152, CASE NO. 956642, NUMBERED 124758 BETWEEN THE LUGS AND 4 UNDERNEATH THE CROWN PROTECTING BRIDGE, CIRCA 1950

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    Rolex made for Panerai. An extremely rare and large stainless steel water-resistant diver's wristwatch
    Signed Marina Militare and Montres Rolex SA, Luminor model, ref. 6152, case no. 956642, numbered 124758 between the lugs and 4 underneath the crown protecting bridge, circa 1950
    Rolex cal. 15 3/4''' nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the dial consisting of two discs, the lower one coated with "Luminor" luminous substance visible through the cut out Arabic and baton numerals in the black matte upper disc, luminous hands, in large cushion-shaped water-resistant-type case with crown protecting bridge, screw back, screw down crown, large stainless steel buckle stamped GPF, case and movement signed Rolex, dial signed Panerai
    47 mm. wide


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    As requested by the Italian Navy, watches supplied to their frogmen, SLC torpedo riders and commandos, such as the present watch, had to bear the designation "Marina Militare" on the dial.

    The present lot stands out by its overall very good condition, retaining a crisp case and not showing either excessive wear or overpolishing. Consequently, the serial number between the lugs and the finely engraved inscription to the case back are still clearly visible.

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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.