Lot 167
  • 167


25,000 - 50,000 USD
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  • stainless steel
  • diameter 37 mm
• cal. 727 manual winding nickel lever movement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance • silvered sunburst dial, applied faceted steel baton indexes with luminescent dots, oxidized brown engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30-minute and 12-hour register • black acrylic bezel, stainless steel case, screw down crown and case back with round pump pushers • case, dial and movement signed • with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet and folding clasp


The movement is running at time of cataloguing, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. Case in overall very good condition with surface scuffing consistent with use. very small dents on surface bezel at 6 and between 9 and 10. Two very light surface scratches on black bezel between 11-12. Very small dents at four points on upper lugs and lower left lug. Dial in overall very good condition with subsidiary dials oxidized from black to an even toned brown. Movement in excellent 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."

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Rolex International Service Guarantee card dated 8/24/2011, polishing cloth and a pouch.

The present example is remarkable for its exceptional color-changed subdials which faded into a nice and uniform chocolate brown shade.