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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

Geneva, Hotel Noga Hilton, October 16, 2005

LOT 5

So-called "Jean-Claude Killy" Rolex, "Oyster Chronograph, Anti-Magnetic,” Ref. 6036. Made in 1953. Very fine and rare, tonneau-shaped, water-resistant, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, calendar and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster expandable bracelet.

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, inclined bezel. D. Matte silver with sunken silvered baton indexes, subsidiary "guilloché" dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer blue painted graduation for the days of the month, apertures for the days of the week and the months. White gold "dart" hands. M. Cal. 72C, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness: 14 mm.

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, inclined bezel.
D. Matte silver with sunken silvered baton indexes, subsidiary "guilloché" dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer blue painted graduation for the days of the month, apertures for the days of the week and the months. White gold "dart" hands.
M. Cal. 72C, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness: 14 mm.

CHF 50,000 - 70,000

EUR 32,000 - 45,000 / USD 40,000 - 57,000

Sold: CHF 59,800


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-34-01

Good

Restored by the manufacture

HANDS Original

Notes

Ref. 6036 Antimagnetic chronograph with triple date. Produced in few examples from the mid 1940s to the early 1960s in 18K yellow or pink gold and very few in stainless steel, with various dial designs and hand shapes and with four different references : In the mid 1940s: Ref. 4767; from 1948 to 1951: Ref. 5036 ; from 1951 to 1955: Ref 6036, called by collectors the "Killy watch". This reference was produced in 170 examples in yellow gold, 144 examples in pink gold and very few in stainless steel; from 1958 to 1962: Ref. 6236. Similar watches are published in "Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches", by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, Genova, 2001, pp. 472-477 and 486.