Lot 104
  • 104


60,000 - 80,000 CHF
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  • diameter 37 mm
• cal. 727 manual winding movement, 17 jewels • brown dial, white engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour register, white calibrated outer chapter ring • Oyster case with screw-down crown, chronograph pushers and case back • case, dial and movement signed • stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding clasp


The movement is running at the time of cataloguing and the chronograph is operating correctly. However it may require a service in the near future for it to be well preserved. Dial is in very good condition. Case, bezel and bracelet with some light scuffs but this can be polished easily. The lunette shows some scuffs throughout. The serial number between the lugs is 2085563 The reference number between the lugs is 6263
"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

Among the rarity of its "Paul Newman" dial, the present watch is notable for its unusual signature featuring the Oyster on the third line after Rolex and Cosmograph and for its rare discoloured dial.

A similar example is illustrated in ICronografi Rolex, La Leggenda, Pucci Papaleo Editore, pp. 310,311