Rolex. A rare and unusual mid-size stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with pink dial
Prospective buyers should be aware that the import… Read more
Rolex. A rare and unusual mid-size stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with pink dial

SIGNED ROLEX, ANTIMAGNETIC, REF. 3834, CASE NO. 044'306, CIRCA 1938

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Rolex. A rare and unusual mid-size stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with pink dial
Signed Rolex, Antimagnetic, ref. 3834, case no. 044'306, circa 1938
Cal. 10 1/2''' Valjoux 69 mechanical movement, 17 jewels, pink matte dial, applied baton and Arabic numerals, outer railway five minute divisions, blue telemetre and black tachymetre scales, two engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minutes register, mid-size circular case, snap on back, angular lugs, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
32 mm. diam.
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.

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Lot Essay

Combining an unusual and unrestored rose colored dial, well-preserved and sharp facets on the lugs and a case back still clearly engraved with case and reference numbers, the present watch is a great opportunity for any Rolex collectors to enjoy an unmolested example of this rare reference. It is interesting to note that the upper left lug of the present watch is stamped with the Portuguese import mark.

Reference 3834 was launched in the early 1940s, using the famous small size Valjoux calibre 69 chronograph movement. One of the rarest gems in Rolex's celebrated chronograph family, well-preserved and unmolested examples of this niche model are exceedingly rare. As a matter of fact, illustrations of reference 3834 in literature are particularly scarce.
Furthermore according to our research, less than ten examples of this model were offered at public auction over the last decade.

For one example of this model in literature see I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 138 & 139.
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