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Rolex. A fine and rare 18K pink gold water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet
Rolex. A fine and rare 18K pink gold water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER CHRONOGRAPH, ANTIMAGNETIC, REF. 3525, CIRCA 1940

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Rolex. A fine and rare 18K pink gold water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet
Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Antimagnetic, Ref. 3525, circa 1940
With nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the silvered matte dial with luminous Arabic and baton numerals, luminous hands, outer blue telemeter scale bordered by outer black tachometer scale, two large engine-turned subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minute register, the circular water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, downturned lugs, two round chronograph buttons in the band, together with an 18K pink gold expandable Rolex Oyster bracelet and clasp, case signed Oyster Watch Co., dial and movement signed Rolex
35 mm. diam.

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Production of this model, reference 3525, began circa 1940. Examples in 18K pink gold and with luminous numerals are exceedingly rare.

Other examples are illustrated in The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, p. 218, and in Rolex Wristwatches by Osvaldo Patrizzi, p. 181.
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