Lot 262
  • 262


25,000 - 35,000 CHF
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  • diameter 36 mm thickness 11 mm
• cal. 14''', base Valjoux 22, manual winding, nickel lever escapement, 17 jewels • pink dial with applied steel baton indexes and Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the seconds and the 30 minute register, outer minute/second track, outermost blue telemeter and tachometer scales, steel feuille hands • polished round case, snap case back • case, dial and movement signed • with a stainless steel Rolex buckle


Movement is in working order while cataloguing but it has not been tested for the accuracy of time keeping and a service might be required at the buyer's expense. Dial in very good condition, slightly scratched, hands sligthtly oxidized. Case in very good condition, several scuffs to the case back and to the band. Overall in very good condition.
"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

Very few reference 3666 Rolex chronographs are known to the market. The present example is an exquisite example of the reference with its perfectly aged stainless steel case and stunning pink dial that features a blue telemeter scale. The rarity, condition and exceptional character of this chronograph would make it an outstanding addition to the very finest of Rolex collections.