5 June 2003
Rolex. A fine and rare 18K gold water-resistant chronograph wristwatch
Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronograph, Anti-Magnetic, Ref. 4500, circa 1947
With nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the silvered matte dial with luminous accents to the applied gold dagger indexes, luminous accents to the gold alpha hands, outer blue tachometer scale, two engine-turned subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minute register, the circular water-resistant-type case with screw back and screw down crown, downturned lugs, two round chronograph buttons in the band, together with a gilt Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.
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Examples of reference 4500 are illustrated in The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, pp. 221 and 228.
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