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Rolex. A fine 18K pink gold water-resistant chronograph wristwatch
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Rolex. A fine 18K pink gold water-resistant chronograph wristwatch

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER CHRONOGRAPH, ANTI-MAGNETIQUE, REF. 4500, CASE NO. 480907, MANUFACTURED IN 1946

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Rolex. A fine 18K pink gold water-resistant chronograph wristwatch
Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Anti-Magnetique, ref. 4500, case no. 480907, manufactured in 1946
Cal. 23 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the silvered matte dial with applied dagger and Arabic numerals, outer tachymetre and telemetre scales, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, 18K pink gold Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.
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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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PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS LOT IS INCORRECTLY NUMBERED AS LOT 32 ON THE LARGE ILLUSTRATION ON PAGE 29 OF THE PRINTED CATALOGUE.

Lot Essay

Reference 4500 is one of the very few Oyster chronograph models produced by Rolex featuring only a 30 minutes register but leaving out the 12 hours counter. This renders the watch a smoother, more subtle and less sporty design, a look that is usually rather found in Patek Philippe's celebrated reference 1463.

Reference 4500 was launched in the 1940s and was available in yellow gold, pink gold, stainless steel and in stainless steel and gold.

Different versions of this model are described and illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 206 - 221.

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