ROLEX | REFERENCE 6036 A STAINLESS STEEL TRIPLE CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1952 " | 勞力士 | 型號6036 精鋼全日曆計時腕錶，錶殼編號847031，約1952年製"
PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER
PROPERTY FROM THE FAMILY OF THE ORIGINAL OWNER
A STAINLESS STEEL TRIPLE CALENDAR CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH, CIRCA 1952
Calibre: cal. Valjoux 72 C mechanical, 17 jewels
Case: stainless steel, screw down case back
Case number: 847'031
Closure: black unsigned calf strap and gilt buckle
Size: 36 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial, and movement
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The dial is in attractive and original condition with tarnishing and light spotting throughout. The case with nice proportions with only light polishing and light surface wear, which is consistent with the age of the watch. The numbers between the lugs are very crisp and easy to read. The case back with a very nice milled edge and only light wear. The case underneath the case back with some light pitting. The correctors in the side of the case are tarnished and worn from use.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"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."
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 directly from the family of the original owner and is presented in very honest and crisp condition with very crisp numbers between the lugs, a case with full proportions and honest and original dial.