Lot 123
  • 123

Rolex

Estimate
50,000 - 70,000 USD
Sold
90,100 USD
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Description

  • A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC TRIPLE CALENDAR WRISTWATCH WITH MOON-PHASES AND BRACELET
    CIRCA 1952 REF 8171
• nickel lever movement, patented Rolex super-balance • silvered dial, applied Arabic 12 o'clock and faceted bullet indexes throughout, outer chapter ring for date with corresponding hand, aperture for day and month, subsidiary seconds combined with fan-form aperture for moon-phases • circular case, sloped bezel, downturned lugs, snap back • case, dial and movement signed • with a stainless steel Rolex England brick-link bracelet

Catalogue Note

Rolex produced two watches with moon-phases: the present model, Ref. 8171, with a snap back case, and Ref. 6062, an Oyster model with a screw back. For an example of Ref. 6062, see lot 26.

For a similar example, see Dowling, J. & Hess, J., The Best of Time: Rolex Wristwatches, p. 209.

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