Lot 746
  • 746

Rolex

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 USD
Sold
50,000 USD
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Description

  • Rolex
  • A YELLOW GOLD ANTI MAGNETIC CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTERS
    REF 4500 CASE 533649 ANTI MAGNETIC 'MONOBLOC' CIRCA 1948
  • yellow gold, alligator
• cal. 23 manual winding nickel lever movement, 17 jewels • silvered dial, applied yellow gold faceted dart indexes with luminescent dots, yellow gold luminescent Lancette hands, engine turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, and 30 minute registers, outer black minute and 1/5 second divisions, outermost blue tachometer scale • 18k yellow gold case, round chronograph pushers, screw down crown and solid case back • case, dial, and movement signed • with an 18k yellow gold Rolex buckle

Provenance

The Collection of Eric Clapton

Christie's, Important Pocket Watches & Wristwatches Featuring Property from the Collection of Eric Clapton, New York, 2003

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by one Rolex pouch. 

The present lot was formerly in the collection of the legendary musician and guitarist, Eric Clapton.  Clapton, a serious watch aficionado, is known for his impressive collection of important watches, including several exceptional vintage Rolex pieces.

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