18 November 1996
Rolex. An 18 carat gold self-winding waterproof 'bubble back' wristwatch with sweep centre seconds
Signed Rolex Oyster Perpetual, circa 1940
With nickel finished lever movement, the matt gilt dial with applied Roman and baton numerals, sweep centre seconds, the tonneau shaped water resistant bubble back type case with screw down crown and screw back, together with a gilt Rolex Oyster buckle, case, dial and movement signed
32 mm. diam.
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This watch has been produced between 1939 and 1946 in 500 examples only. A similar watch is illustrated in Wristwatches Rolex by O. Patrizzi, p. 156.
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