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    Sale 2627

    Important Watches

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3232

    ROLEX, REF. 3599 HOODED BUBBLEBACK

    STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH HOODED LUGS

    CASE 218526, CIRCA 1942

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    This lot is offered without a reserve

    ROLEX, REF. 3599 HOODED BUBBLEBACK

    STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC WRISTWATCH WITH HOODED LUGS
    CASE 218526, CIRCA 1942

    Calibre 10'''1/2, NA style, 19 jewels, satined silvered dial, sweep centre seconds, three-part case, polished and satined, plastic crystal, fluted hooded lugs, screw-down case back, Rolex Oyster crown, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 32 mm.


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    US$10,000-15,000
    EUR7,600-11,000

    Reference 3599 all steel is one of the most eagerly hunted Rolex hooded bubblebacks. The model is a much simplified version of the 3598, featuring a wide bezel and only two raised vertical bars on the hoods. It was an attempt by Rolex to introduce a lower priced version of the hooded models.

    Special Notice

    This lot is offered without reserve.
    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.