6 December 2002
Rolex. An 18K pink gold self-winding water-resistant bubble back wristwatch with sweep center seconds and black dial
Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Chronometer, Ref. 5011, circa 1949
With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, the black dial with luminous Arabic numerals, luminous Mercedes-style hands, sweep center seconds, the tonneau-shaped water-resistant bubble back type case with raised, sloped bezel, screw back and screw down crown, together with an 18K gold Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
32 mm. diam.
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This model, reference 5011, was introduced in 1945. It is distinguished by its smooth, sloped bezel. Further information on this reference is discussed in The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, p. 162.
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