• Important Watches auction at Christies

    Sale 2610

    Important Watches

    14 December 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 268

    Panerai. A Very Rare Stainless Steel Cushion-shaped Diver's Wristwatch Made for the Egyptian Navy

    SIGNED RADIOMIR PANERAI, REF. 6154, SMALL EGIZIANO MODEL, CASE SIGNED ROLEX, NO. 997'603, MOVEMENT SIGNED ROLEX, CIRCA 1954

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    Panerai. A Very Rare Stainless Steel Cushion-shaped Diver's Wristwatch Made for the Egyptian Navy
    Signed Radiomir Panerai, Ref. 6154, Small Egiziano Model, Case Signed Rolex, No. 997'603, Movement Signed Rolex, Circa 1954
    Cal. 16''' mechnical movement, 15 jewels, metal dust cap, brown tinted dial, inlaid Arabic and baton numerals, luminous hands, cushion-shaped water-resistant-type case, screw back, Rolex Brevet screw down crown, modern large stainless steel Panerai buckle, case and movement signed Rolex, dial signed Radiomir Panerai
    47mm wide


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    The present example is from a small number of Radiomir timepieces supplied to the Egyptian Navy. The reference 6514 is referred to as the Small Egiziano or small Egyptian model which features a smaller case when compared to its comtemporary reference 6152. Rolex provided the case and movement.

    Fresh to the market, the present watch was purchased by its owner on a trip through Egypt. The watch under went a Panerai restoration in 2009 and is accompanied by a modern Panerai buckle and leather strap.

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    Please note the correct case number is 997'603.