Lot 60
  • 60


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  • A rare oversized stainless steel diving watchcirca 1956 ref 6152/1 Radiomir Panerai
  • width 46mm.
damascened nickel lever movement, movement signed Rolex, Cortebert ébauche, 17 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance • black matte dial with luminous inset baton markers and quarter Arabic numerals, luminous baton hands • stainless steel case, anti-magnetic cover, screw-down case back and crown • case, dial and movement signed


Movement not running, seems overwound, will need servicing, luminous material discoloured to an attractive brown colour, hands slightly rusted, some deep scratches to case and lugs, scuffs and scratches throughout, some light fractures in the glass.
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping.

Important Notice regarding importation into the United States of Rolex watches
Sotheby's cannot arrange for the delivery of Rolex watches to the United States because U.S. laws restricts the import of Rolex watches. The buyer or a designated agent may collect the property in the country of sale."

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Marina Militare divers logbook and letter.

Starting in World War II, Rolex manufactured several models of large diving watches for the Italian company, Panerai, to be used by the Italian Navy Frogmen. These watches featured large calibre movements and military style black dials with luminous numerals. Their large size and classic styling have proved highly popular with collectors and inspired the modern production of Panerai watches today.