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    Sale 2627

    Important Watches

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3551

    ROLEX, REF. 8171 TRIPLE CALENDAR

    GOLD AUTOMATIC TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASE DISPLAY

    MOVEMENT G4608 AND 10265, CASE 572, CIRCA 1950

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    ROLEX, REF. 8171 TRIPLE CALENDAR

    GOLD AUTOMATIC TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASE DISPLAY
    MOVEMENT G4608 AND 10265, CASE 572, CIRCA 1950

    Calibre 10''' 1/2, 18 jewels, super-balance, matte silvered dial with gold applied faceted hour markers, peripheral date display, recessed small seconds with moon-phases, day and month in apertures, two-part case in 18k gold, polished and satined, snap-on case back, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 38 mm.


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    US$30,000-50,000
    EUR23,000-38,000

    Accompanied by a Rolex 18k gold deployant clasp.

    Reference 8171 was produced in small series between 1949 and 1952, available in stainless steel, pink and yellow gold.

    Rolex has produced only two different models of moon-phase wristwatches, reference 8171 and 6062 (see lot 3560). Both models are automatic, with differences in the Oyster case of reference 6062, featuring a screw-down water-resistant-type case back.

    Reference 8171 is illustrated in The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, p. 209.

    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.