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Rolex. A fine and rare large stainless steel self-winding triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon
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Rolex. A fine and rare large stainless steel self-winding triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon

SIGNED ROLEX, PERPETUAL, PRECISION, MOVEMENT NO. 67'071, CASE NO. 686284 AND 290, REF. 8171, MANUFACTURED IN 1950

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Rolex. A fine and rare large stainless steel self-winding triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon
Signed Rolex, Perpetual, Precision, movement no. 67'071, case no. 686284 and 290, ref. 8171, manufactured in 1950
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the silvered matt dial with applied Arabic, dagger and dot numerals, gilt hands, outer date ring with central date hand, two windows for day and month, subsidiary dial indicating phases of the moon combined with constant seconds, the large circular case with calendar correctors in the band, downturned lugs, snap on back, together with a stainless steel Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
38 mm. diam.
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Lot Essay

Rolex has produced only two different models of moonphase wristwatches, references 8171 and 6062. Both models are automatic, however reference 8171 has a snap on back, while reference 6062, the Oyster version, has a water-resistant-type screw back.

The reference 8171 is considered very rare as it was produced in a small series between 1949 and 1952. It was made in stainless steel, 18K pink or yellow gold.

An example of this model, reference 8171, is illustrated in The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, p. 209.
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