18 November 1996
Rolex. An 18 carat gold triple calendar waterproof chronograph wristwatch
Signed Rolex, Oyster Chronographie, Anti-magnetique, circa 1951
With nickel finished lever movement, 17 jewels, monometallic balance, the matt silvered dial with applied dot numerals, outer ring calibrated for date with central date hand, windows for day and month in Spanish, three subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds, 12 hour and 30 minute registers, the tonneau shaped water resistant type case with screw down crown and screw back, two round chronograph buttons in the band, case, dial and movement signed
35 mm. diam.
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This model has been produced between 1951 and 1953 in 170 yellow gold examples only. A similar watch is illustrated in Ore D'Oro by G. Negretti, F. Nencini, p. 239 and in Wristwatches Rolex by O. Patrizzi, p. 187.
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