ROLEX | REF 6036, A STAINLESS STEEL TRIPLE CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1952 | 勞力士 |6036型號精鋼全日曆計時腕錶，年份約1952
A STAINLESS STEEL TRIPLE CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH
Dial: white grainé
Caliber: cal. Valjoux 72 C manual winding movement, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw-down case back
Case number: 847031
Closure: stainless steel associated buckle
Size: diameter 36 mm
Signed: case, dial, and movement
The case is in superb overall condition, and in our view, has seen one very light professional polishing in its past. The lugs retain excellent, thick proportions. There is some light scratching visible from wear, consistent with the age of the timepiece.
The white grainé dial is in very good overall condition, and has aged elegantly. There is a small stain visible to the left of the 12 o'clock position, as well as a small stain to the right of the central arbor between the 4 and 5 o'clock position. The graphics and text are legible and intact.
The present watch is having the movement serviced at Sotheby's expense, and will be completed approximately by the middle of February. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement.
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Reference 6036, introduced in 1948 and produced until 1955, was the third of the Dato-Compax series of calendar chronograph watches made by Rolex, following the reference 5036. Forever associated with the legendary French Olympic gold medal winning skier, Rolex Ambassador and board member Jean-Claude Killy, the watch housed a Valjoux 72C movement, considered one of the most sophisticated and complex movements ever to be used by Rolex. Available in steel, yellow and rose gold, the reference 6036 was given the ‘Oyster’ case designation due to its screw-down case back and patented 'Twinlock' double seal crown ensuring its water resistance.
This example comes direct from the family of the original owner and is presented in exceptional and unmolested condition, having never been offered for sale previously.