11 June 2004
Rolex. A fine 18K pink gold self-winding water-resistant bubble back wristwatch with sweep center seconds and hooded lugs
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Chronometre, Ref. 3065, circa 1943
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the silvered matte dial with applied Roman and baton numerals, sweep center seconds, the tonneau-shaped water-resistant bubble back type case with downturned hooded lugs, screw back and screw down crown, case, dial and movement signed
32 mm. diam.
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Similar examples of this model, reference 3065, are illustrated in The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling and Jeffrey P. Hess, pp. 99 and 100.
Kept under wraps for almost a century, this superb collection comes into the light with its sale at Christie's in Paris on 30 October
The theoretical physicist’s PhD thesis, key papers, wheelchair and more, offered in a special online sale at Christie's