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Rolex. An 18K pink gold self-winding water-resistant bubble back wristwatch with sweep center seconds and black dial
Rolex. An 18K pink gold self-winding water-resistant bubble back wristwatch with sweep center seconds and black dial

SIGNED ROLEX, OYSTER PERPETUAL CHRONOMETER, REF. 5011, CIRCA 1949

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Rolex. An 18K pink gold self-winding water-resistant bubble back wristwatch with sweep center seconds and black dial
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Chronometer, Ref. 5011, circa 1949
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the black dial with luminous Arabic numerals, luminous Mercedes-style hands, sweep center seconds, the tonneau-shaped water-resistant bubble back type case with raised, sloped bezel, screw back and screw down crown, together with an 18K gold Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
32 mm. diam.

Lot Essay

This model, reference 5011, was introduced in 1945. It is distinguished by its smooth, sloped bezel. Further information on this reference is discussed in The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, p. 162.
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