12 May 2008
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel water-resistant chronograph wristwatch with bracelet
Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Anti-Magnetic, ref. 6234, case no. 223019, manufactured in 1956
Cal. 72 nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the silvered matte dial with applied dagger numerals with luminous accents, luminous hands, outer blue and black telemetre and tachymetre scales, three subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 30 minutes and 12 hours registers, in tonneau-shaped water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, two round chronograph buttons in the band, stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.
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Different versions of reference 6234 in regard to case material and dial layout are described and illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 254 - 276.
Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.
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