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A PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS REF 3055 'PICCOLINO' CIRCA 1950
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A PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS REF 3055 'PICCOLINO' CIRCA 1950
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A PINK GOLD CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS REF 3055 'PICCOLINO' CIRCA 1950
Movement: cal. 69 manual winding lever, 17 jewels
Case: 18k pink gold, snap-on back
Dial: black, applied pink gold lozenge indexes
Bracelet/clasp/buckle: yellow gold plated Rolex pin buckle
Diameter: 29mm
Signed: case, dial and movement 
Accessories: none
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Catalogue Note

Affectionately nicknamed 'Piccolino' ('little one' in Italian), the Reference 3055, with its diameter of only 30 mm, was advertised as the world's smallest chronograph.
It was produced during two distinctive periods; Firstly during the 1930's, with olive-shaped chronograph pushers, then in the 1950's with rectangular pushers. The present lot belongs to the second series and is particularly attractive thanks to the combination of its pink gold case and black dial. 

Reference 3055 is illustrated in Gobbi P., I Cronografi Rolex - La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 108 – 111. 

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