20 October 1999
ROLEX. A FINE STAINLESS STEEL AND 9K PINK SELF-WINDING WATERPROOF BUBBLE BACK WITH SWEEP CENTER SECONDS AND HOODED LUGS
signed rolex, oyster perpetual, chronometer, ref. 3065, circa 1943
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the silvered matt dial with Arabic numerals, sweep center seconds, the stainless steel tonneau-shaped water-resistant bubble back type case with downturned 9K pink hooded lugs, chamfered bezel, screw back and screw down crown, case, dial and movement signed
31 mm. diam.
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A similar watch is illustrated in The Best of Time Rolex Wristwatches. An unauthorized history, by Dowling and Hess, pp. 99, 100, 101.
Strong bidding and sell-through rates seen across a week of sales that total $79,285,375, with more still to come
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