Lot 751
  • 751


20,000 - 30,000 USD
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  • Rolex
  • stainless steel
  • diameter 36 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 178 mm
• cal. 72B manual winding nickel lever movement, 17 jewels, mono metallic balance • silvered sunburst dial, applied faceted baton indexes with luminescent dots, Obélisque hands, engine turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour registers, outer minute and 1/5 second divisions, outermost tachometer scale • stainless steel case, screw down crown and solid 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 excellent vintage condition with light wear and markings. Bezel and case bands with some very light surface wear. Bracelet with minimal wear. Dial in excellent vintage condition. Luminescent dots with oxidation. Lumes to the hands with oxidation. Hands with some light surface wear and markings. Dial with some very light debris and restored. Crystal with very light markings. Chronograph function working properly. 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 the original retail sale invoice dated May 18, 1965.