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Rolex. A Very Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Triple Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch
Rolex. A Very Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Triple Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER CHRONOGRAPH, ANTI-MAGNETIC, JEAN-CLAUDE KILLY MODEL, REF. 6036, CASE NO. 917'920, CIRCA 1952

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Rolex. A Very Fine and Rare Stainless Steel Triple Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch
Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Anti-magnetic, Jean-Claude Killy Model, Ref. 6036, Case No. 917'920, Circa 1952
Movement: Manual, Cal. 72, 17 jewels
Dial: Silvered, Arabic and square numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, outer date ring with blue Arabic numerals, central date hand, two windows for day and month in English, three subsidiary dials
Case: Stainless steel, screw back, screw-down crown, two round buttons and two setting buttons in the band, inside caseback stamped 6036, 36mm diam.
Strap/Buckle: Associated leather strap, associated steel buckle
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Please note the present watch was produced circa 1952, not 1963 as stated in the printed version of this catalog.

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Reference 6036, the third generation of the celebrated "Dato Compax" Oyster triple calendar chronograph model presented by Rolex, was available with various dial layouts, cased mainly in yellow gold and in stainless steel. The highly collectible Rolex Oyster triple calendar chronograph watches, also known as "Dato Compax" models, consist of four different series. Famed French Olympic skiing legend and Rolex enthusiast Jean-Claude Killy has sported a Dato Compax in the past and the model hence has been dubbed by watch enthusiasts the "Jean-Claude Killy".

The two earlier series of the Dato Compax model carry the reference numbers 4767 and 5036, the fourth and last reference 6236, fitted with a three-piece case, (Please see Lot 150 in this sale).

Examples of reference 6036 are described and illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 380 - 401.

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