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The Art Of Rolex

Vicenza Oro, Jan 18, 1992

LOT 41

Rolex, Oyster "Zerograph", Ref. 3346, made in one example only of this model in 1938. Unique, center second, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch, with single button chronograph.

C. polished, satined, screwed back and crown, waterproof, graduated revolving bezel. D. black, with radiumed Arabic and Roman numerals. "Skeleton" radiumed hands. M. 10 1/2 "' rhodiumed, "fausses côtes" decoration, 17 jewels, lever escapement, Superbalance balance, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring. The single button is for return to zero of the centre second hand. Dial, case and movement signed. In very good condition. Diam. 31 mm.

ITL 28,000 - 32,000

Sold: ITL 39,100


The Zerograph as well as the Centrograph are instruments of very high precision, to calculate intermediaiy consecutive times, i.e. when it is necessary, in one single operation, to stop, go back to zero and restart the seconds hand, for either sports use, car racing, motorbyke, bicycle, or even to calculate the production times of manufacturing process. This watch is published in "Orologi Rolex" and in "II Cronografo", page 77.