View full screen - View 1 of Lot 41. 'Padellone', Ref. 8171 Yellow gold triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases Circa 1951 | 勞力士8171型號「Padellone」黃金全日曆腕錶備月相顯示,年份約1951.
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Rolex

'Padellone', Ref. 8171 Yellow gold triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases Circa 1951 | 勞力士8171型號「Padellone」黃金全日曆腕錶備月相顯示,年份約1951

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Estimate:

70,000

to
- 90,000 CHF

Rolex

Rolex

'Padellone', Ref. 8171 Yellow gold triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases Circa 1951 | 勞力士8171型號「Padellone」黃金全日曆腕錶備月相顯示,年份約1951

'Padellone', Ref. 8171 Yellow gold triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases Circa 1951 | 勞力士8171型號「Padellone」黃金全日曆腕錶備月相顯示,年份約1951

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 90,000 CHF

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Rolex

'Padellone', Ref. 8171

Yellow gold triple calendar wristwatch with moon phases

Circa 1951

勞力士8171型號「Padellone」黃金全日曆腕錶備月相顯示,年份約1951


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 10'' 1/2 automatic, 18 jewels

Case: 18k yellow gold, snap-on back

Case number: 675’824

Closure: 18k yellow gold Rolex buckle

Dimensions: 38 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: none

MVT: is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The week day indication wheel is tarnished and is a different colour to the month.

CASE: with light surface wear and minor polishing. There is a hallmark in the band at 9 o'clock and a second hallmark underneath the lug at 5 o'clock. The case still retains full proportions and the case back still retains its original crown engraving and serial number. Case interior further stamped 100.

DIAL: with minor spotting and oxidation throughout that gives the watch enormous character and can be seen with the naked eye.


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."

The Rolex 8171 alongside the reference 6062 are arguably two of Rolex’s most historical and important references. The watches feature triple calendar work and moon phases and are both powered by automatic calibres. The main difference between the two is that the 6062 features a 36 mm case with a screw down case back. While the 8171, like the present watch, is fitted with a snap on back and a 38 mm case.


Also known by collectors as the 'Padellone', the reference 8171 is a highly collectible wristwatch today. This lot is a charismatic example with an aged and tarnished dial, giving the watch a very vintage look. The case with light surface wear and minor polishing, still proudly display its original Coronet and case number to the outside of its case back.