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ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH
ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH
ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH
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ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH

REF. 6036, “JEAN CLAUDE KILLY” MODEL WITH “RED DEPTH”, CIRCA 1953

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ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH
REF. 6036, “JEAN CLAUDE KILLY” MODEL WITH “RED DEPTH”, CIRCA 1953
Movement: Manual
Dial: Silvered, with red depth “50m = 165 ft”
Case: 36 mm. diam.
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Lot incorporates material from endangered species that is not for sale and is shown for display purposes only. The endangered species strap shown with the Lot is for display purposes only and is not for sale.Upon sale, the watch will not be supplied to a buyer outside Hong Kong with any watch strap.

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The first thing that catches the eye when examining this remarkable stainless steel reference 6036 is the striking red ’50m = 156ft’ depth rating printed on the dial below the hands and above the ‘Anti-Magnetic’ inscription. An undoubted major trophy watch of international appeal, this stellar steel 6036 ‘Jean-Claude Killy’ is the perfect vintage Rolex for anyone who appreciates ultimate exclusivity.
Part of one of the world’s greatest watch collections for almost 20 years, moreover, the dial truly shows the distinctively wonderful level of preservation of this watch: perfectly and evenly aged over 70 years with recessed pyramid markers distinctive to this model, and with the calendar numerals of vibrant blue. Further enhanced by its original hands and lacking luminous accents which can cause excessive degradation to the dial over time, this watch really can be considered one of the very best examples of what was for a long time, the most complicated watch Rolex produced.
The reference 6036 is linked to the legendary Olympic gold medalist Jean-Claude Killy and often given his name in the same way that Paul Newman is linked to exotic Rolex Daytona dials. A champion alpine skier and man of extremely refined taste, the name of Mr. Killy has been associated with Rolex for 40 years since he became an official Rolex Ambassador, serving on the Rolex Board of Directors.

Various examples of reference 6036 are described and illustrated in: ‘I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda’, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 380 - 401.

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