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The present chronograph wristwatch is an impressive example of the much sought-after Rolex reference 6236. Interestingly this example is most probably one of the earliest reference 6236 to ever be produced: the case number indicates that the production year of this wristwatch is the first year this reference was commercialized.
The highly collectible Rolex Oyster triple calendar chronograph watches, which are 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. The model family hence has been dubbed by watch enthusiasts the "Jean-Claude Killy". The three earlier series of the Dato Compax model were given reference numbers 4767, 5036 and 6036.
Reference 6236, such as the present watch, is the final version of the model. It was in production between 1958 and 1962 and is easily identifiable by its larger bezel compared to its predecessors. In fact, the case of reference 6236 is made of three elements, the bezel no longer carved from the same block as the centre piece of the case.
The model is described and illustrated in I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 402 - 409.