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

SIGNED ROLEX, PERPETUAL, PRECISION, MOVEMENT NO. 56'948, CASE NO. 1977074, REF. 8171, CIRCA 1950

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Rolex. A very fine and rare large stainless steel self-winding triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon
Signed Rolex, Perpetual, Precision, movement no. 56'948, case no. 1977074, ref. 8171, circa 1950
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the silvered matt dial with applied Arabic, dagger and square-shaped numerals, silvered dauphine 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 (see lot 350 in this sale), the Oyster version, has a water-resistant-type screw back.

Reference 8171 was made in a small series between 1949 and 1952, mostly in yellow gold. Examples in stainless steel and pink gold (see lot 349 in this sale) are very rare.

The present watch is in outstanding and original condition. The serial numbers and Rolex crown engraved to the back are still clearly visible.
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