Lot 968
  • 968


70,000 - 120,000 USD
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  • Rolex
  • yellow gold
  • diameter 37 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 165 mm
• cal. 727 manual winding movement, 17 jewels • gilt dial, applied faceted baton indexes with luminescent dots, three black engine turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute, and 12 hours registers, outer minute and 1/5 second divisions • 18k yellow gold case, yellow gold bezel with tachometer scale calibrated to 200 units, screw down pushers, crown, and solid case back • case, dial, and movement signed • with an 18k yellow gold Rolex Oyster bracelet with inscribed folding clasp


The movement is running at time of cataloging, 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 good vintage condition with wear, scuffs, and markings consistent with age and use. Scuffing to the case bands. Some light oxidation to the bezel and right side band with pushers. Heavier oxidation to the backs of lugs.Chronograph function working properly. Dial in overall excellent vintage condition with some marks. Movement in excellent condition. Folding clasp inscribed "M.L.F."
"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 Guarantee and Chronometer Certificate. Together with two additional links, two booklets, one bi fold, and a presentation box.