2310
2310
Panerai/Rolex
REFERENCE 3646 A STAINLESS STEEL DIVER'S WATCH WITH CALIFORNIA DIAL, CIRCA 1945
Estimate
320,000480,000
LOT SOLD. 562,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
2310
Panerai/Rolex
REFERENCE 3646 A STAINLESS STEEL DIVER'S WATCH WITH CALIFORNIA DIAL, CIRCA 1945
Estimate
320,000480,000
LOT SOLD. 562,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

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Panerai/Rolex
REFERENCE 3646 A STAINLESS STEEL DIVER'S WATCH WITH CALIFORNIA DIAL, CIRCA 1945
Dial: black California
Calibre: cal. 681 mechanical, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 260'918
Closure: brown calf strap and stainless steel buckle 
Size: 46 mm diameter
Signed: case signed Rolex
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Catalogue Note

Vintage Panerai

There are few watches that have such an interesting history than that of the Rolex/Panerai. Not least one set within, and so embroiled with, the Second World War. It is interesting to see the co-relationship between Rolex and Panerai throughout their lifetimes and the origin of several designs, that to this day, one might very quickly associate with what Panerai has now become. It was indeed this relationship, and the quality of the movements, cases and dials produced, that has resulted in the continued strength of the market for vintage pieces.

The following two lots demonstrate two iterations of the Panerai/Rolex collaboration. The first, the reference 3646 bears a very close resemblance to the earlier Rolex reference 2523 and is powered by Rolex caliber 619 supplied by Cortebert. Interestingly the California dial fitted was also the invention of Rolex in the early 1940s. The second, the reference 6152/1 is a fascinating example accompanied by its original owners dive log and letter.

沒有哪幾款腕錶的歷史比沛納海和勞力士合作得來更有意思,或者比它們在第二次世界大戰的羈絆更絲縷相連。兩者之間的長期合作引人入勝,時至今日,在某些沛納海錶款設計中,仍能發現當年合作的蛛絲馬跡。這份關係以及機芯、錶殼和錶盤的可靠質量,令其古董腕錶一直在市場上大受歡迎。

以下兩枚腕錶足見沛納海和勞力士的聯袂成果。3646型號的外形與較早推出的勞力士2523型號非常相似,並使用由Cortebert供應的勞力士619機芯,加州錶盤也是勞力士在1940年代初期的發明。另一枚6152/1型號附帶原錶主的潛水日誌和信件,同樣受人矚目。

The present watch is a fine example of a reference 3646, with perhaps the most renowned dial type of the Panerai/Rolex pieces, and certainly one that is most desirable. This particular watch belongs to a small number of pieces that have the 'Anonymous' Rolex movement but has retained the Rolex stamp to the case back. It has been speculated that these movements were supplied by Rolex but were intentionally un-branded to to disassociate the Brand from the consumer. The watch is elevated further by its very original state of preservation. The dial is extremely attractive and reacts well under UV light and Geiger counter. The case is also very crisp and in very attractive original condition.

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