Lot 969
  • 969


80,000 - 120,000 USD
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  • Rolex
  • stainless steel
  • diameter 36 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 185 mm
• cal. 727 manual winding lever movement, 17 jewels • white and black dial, applied square indexes with luminescent dots, Obélisque hands, outer minute and 1/5 second divisions, subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute, and 12 hour registers • stainless steel case, stainless steel bezel calibrated to 300 units, screw down crown, and solid case back • case, dial, and movement signed • with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with 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 very good vintage condition with signs of polishing, wear, and light surface marks. Bezel is later replaced and in excellent condition with very light surface wear. Case likely polished as indicated by lugs. A protective adhesive to the case back. Some small surface scratches to the bands. Bracelet with equivalent wear. clasp with some further scuffing. Crystal glazing with small scratches and scuffs. Dial in very good condition with some very small dot surface markings visible under a loupe. Relumed and IMHO retouched, most visibly at the edge of the sub dial at 6. Movement in very good condition. Chronograph function working properly.
"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 one Rolex pouch.