18 November 1996
Rolex. An 18 carat gold self-winding triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon
Signed Rolex Perpetual, circa 1950
With nickel finished jewelled lever movement, the matt silvered dial with applied baton numerals, outer ring calibrated for the date with central date hand, windows for day and month, one subsidiary dial indicating constant seconds combined with phases of the moon, the circular case with snap on back, case, dial and movement signed
38 mm. diam.
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This model was produced between 1949 and 1952 in 1000 examples only. A similar watch is illustrated in Wristwatches Rolex by O. Patrizzi, p. 173.
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