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Rolex. A fine and rare 18K gold hinged single button chronograph wristwatch with Breguet numerals
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Rolex. A fine and rare 18K gold hinged single button chronograph wristwatch with Breguet numerals

SIGNED ROLEX, NO. 10040, CIRCA 1935

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Rolex. A fine and rare 18K gold hinged single button chronograph wristwatch with Breguet numerals
Signed Rolex, No. 10040, circa 1935
With nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the silvered matte dial with Breguet numerals, blued steel Breguet hands, outer blue and red tachometer scale, two small subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minute register, the circular case with enlarged bezel, hinged back, chronograph mechanism operated through a button in the crown, case, dial and movement signed
32.5 mm. diam.

Lot Essay

Rolex single button chronograph wristwatches with Breguet numerals rarely appear in auction. Similar examples are illustrated in The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, p. 217, and in Rolex Wristwatches by Osvaldo Patrizzi, p. 176.
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