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.