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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, October 16, 2005

LOT 4

So-called “Monoblocco” Rolex, Oyster, Chronograph, Anti-Magnetic, Ref. 4500. Made in 1946. Very fine tonneau-shaped, water-resistant, 18K pink gold gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, tachometer and telemeter, and a later 18K pink gold riveted Rolex Oyster bracelet by Gay Frères.

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back. D. Champagne with applied gold Arabic numerals and dart indexes, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register dials, outer tachometer and telemeter graduations. Radium-coated "alpha" hands. M. Cal. 13''', rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, blued steel self compensating Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 35 mm. Thickness 13 mm.

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back.
D. Champagne with applied gold Arabic numerals and dart indexes, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register dials, outer tachometer and telemeter graduations. Radium-coated "alpha" hands.

CHF 40,000 - 50,000

EUR 25,000 - 32,000 / USD 32,000 - 40,000
Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-35-01

Good

To be restored

HANDS Original