Lot 743
  • 743

Rolex

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
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Description

  • Rolex
  • A RARE STAINLESS STEEL CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS 
    REF 3997 CASE 047546 CIRCA 1940
  • stainless steel
  • diameter 36 mm
Valjoux 22 manual winding nickel lever movement, 17 jewels • silvered dial, black painted Arabic numerals, later luminescent blued steel hands, engine turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30 minute register, outer minute and 1/5 second divisions, outermost tachometer scale calibrated to 750 miles • stainless steel case, pointed down turned lugs, rectangular chronograph pushers, solid snap on case back • case, dial, and movement signed 

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Rolex pouch.

The reference 3997 is exceptionally rare and new to the collector's market. With an oversized case and angular lugs, the piece feels modern and timeless. The present lot is further accentuated by its original and beautifully preserved dial with Arabic numerals and tachometer scale. 

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