Lot 54
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  • An Unusual Gold Chronograph Wristwatch with RegisterCirca 1998, No. 3475E, Ref 3237
  • diameter 36mm.
18k, nickel lever movement, monometallic compensation balance, 21 jewels, micrometer regulator, adjusted to heat, cold, isochronism and 5 positions, two-tone dial with silvered guilloché center, black chapter ring with Roman numerals, outer track with Arabic five-minute divisions calibrated for 60 units, Breguet hands, two engine-turned subsidiary dials calibrated for constant seconds and 30-minute register, circular case, coin-edge band with two round chronograph pushers, sapphire crystal display back, case, dial and movement signed.


The movement is running and has been serviced recently. The case is in nearly new condition with some minor scuffs and wear. The dial is in nearly new condition with no visible marks or stains.
"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 fitted Breguet presentation box and outer cardboard packaging, suede Breguet soft pouch and repair paperwork from September 2006.

The elegant two-tone effect on the dial makes the present lot very visually appealing and rather unusual. The present lot was possibly made as a special order, considering similar dials have not been seen.