Lot 16
  • 16


20,000 - 30,000 CHF
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  • steel
  • diameter 40 mm
• cal 1570 automatic movement, 26 jewels • black dial, triangular, dot and baton luminescent indexes, Mercedes hour hand, magnified aperture for date, red Arabic writing for the Ministry of Defence • black rotating bezel calibrated for 60 units, Oyster case with screw-down crown and case back • case, dial and movement signed • stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with folding clasp


The watch is numbered between the lugs and inside the case back 1680. The serial number is 5697382. The movement is running at the time of cataloguing, however the winding crown is quite stiff and would benefit from a service. The luminescent indexes and hands are discoloured from age but overall the dial is in good condition. The luminous dot is missing to the bezel, there are scuffs throughout the case and the bracelet has been refinished.
"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."