Lot 747
  • 747


15,000 - 25,000 USD
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  • Rolex
  • stainless steel
  • diameter 36 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 178 mm
• cal. 72 nickel lever movement, 17 jewels, mono metallic balance • silvered dial, applied dart indexes with luminescent dots, luminescent Losangé hands, engine turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute, and 12 hour registers, outer minute and 1/5 second divisions, outer red telemeter scale, outermost blue tachometer scale • stainless steel case, solid screw down case back • case, dial, and movement signed • with a stainless steel Rolex rivet 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 vintage condition with light signs of polish, wear and markings. Bezel with some some nicks, especially to the left from 7-10. Some small scuffs and surface markings throughout. Surface markings to the screw down case back. An area of loss to the case back rim revealing the gasket. Some oxidation to the pushers and crown threads. Bracelet with scuffing and wear. Some oxidation at the clasp.Dial in very good vintage condition with some light surface dots and debris. Movement in very good condition. Bracelet is expandable.
"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

The present lot survives with an incredibly well preserved dial, with matching patina to the hands, and lume. The text is not faded, crisp, and legible, making this example an exceptional piece for discerning collectors.