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Rolex

'Ovettone' Datejust, reference 4467 Montre bracelet en or jaune avec date et bracelet | Yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet Vers 1947 | Circa 1947

Rolex

Rolex

'Ovettone' Datejust, reference 4467 Montre bracelet en or jaune avec date et bracelet | Yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet Vers 1947 | Circa 1947

'Ovettone' Datejust, reference 4467 Montre bracelet en or jaune avec date et bracelet | Yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet Vers 1947 | Circa 1947

Rolex


'Ovettone' Datejust, reference 4467


Montre bracelet en or jaune avec date et bracelet |

Yellow gold wristwatch with date and bracelet


Vers 1947 |

Circa 1947


Cadran: argenté

Calibre: automatique avec rubis

Numéro de mouvement: G53'665

Boîtier: or jaune 18K (750°/00), fond vissé

Numéro de boîtier: 602'720

Fermoir: bracelet Rolex Jubilée en or jaune 18K (750°/00) et boucle déployante

Dimensions: 36 mm, circonférence totale approx. 165 mm

Signé: boîtier, cadran et mouvement

Ecrin: non

Papiers: non

Accessoires: aucun

 


Dial: silvered

Calibre: jewelled automatic

Movement number: G53'665

Case: yellow gold, screw-down back

Case number: 602'720

Closure: yellow gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet and folding clasp

Dimensions: 36 mm, overall circumference approx. 165 mm

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: none

 

Poids brut 118.5 g |

Gross weight 118.5 g

MVT: is running at the time of cataloging. The date is advancing.

CASE: is in fair condition. It presents some surface scratches, dings and dents throughout. It has been polished in the past. The bracelet is stretched.

DIAL: This is an early replacement dial. It shows light lighter spots throughout. The hands show a small reaction to UV-lighting.

Overall the watch is the excepted condition considering its age.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).


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In 1945, on the occasion of its 40th birthday, Rolex presented a model that is still today one of the most famous and popular watches in the world, a piece that is considered as the perfection in its category, the watch many collectors would choose if they had to have only one watch: the Datejust.

The original reference of the Datejust is the 4467, of which the present lot is an example. Its back is rounded, similarly to the Bubble back, hence its nickname Ovettone (big egg in Italian).

While it was still an experimental era, with many evolutions throughout the years, all the 4467 share some common characteristics, such as the thin milled bezel, most of them had a Rolex + Oyster crown and were fitted on a jubilee bracelet.

The offered example has remained in the same private collection for over 30 years and shares these characteristics. It is interesting to notice that the gold Jubilee bracelet is heavier compared to some later ones. The clasp does not bear the Rolex crown on the outside but it is duly signed inside. Its dial bears the Datejust signature, suggesting it was replaced a few years later.

Rarely appearing at auction, this lot is an opportunity to acquire the original reference of the Datejust.