Lot 166
  • 166

Panerai / Rolex

30,000 - 50,000 USD
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  • Stainless Steel, leather
  • width 47 mm
• Rolex cal. 618 manual winding nickel lever movement, 17 jewels, some carried in chatons • sandwich dial, baton and Arabic indexes, blued steel luminous hands • large stainless steel case, fixed wire lugs, domed crystal, screw down case back and crown • dial signed Panerai


Please note the case number for the watch is 260907. Movement running at the time of cataloging however it was not tested for the accuracy of time nor duration of the power reserve. Watch was recently serviced at Panerai (early 2016). Case in very good condition with wear, light scratches and scuffing overall consistent with age. Movement in very good condition. Dial is replaced with a Panerai factory made dial honoring the original Panerai design. Hands with reapplied luminous material. Crystal is crazing and original. Overall a wonderfully restored example.
"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."

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by service paperwork detailing restoration dated March 7, 2016, spare radium dial and Panerai travel case.

The present lot is an example of a Type E reference 3646. The Type E's are distinguished by their lack of Rolex signatures on the case and movements. The present 3646 recently underwent restoration at Officine Panerai, which included a re-manufactured dial with Superluminova and a complete service with extreme care made to retain original components and finishes, including remarkably retaining its original crystal.