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Geneva, Oct 14, 2007

LOT 64

So-called "Zéphir" Rolex, ?Oyster Perpetual, Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified?, case No. 774145, Ref. 1008. Sold on March 2, 1964. Fine and extremely rare, center-seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel and pink gold wristwatch with stainless steel and pink gold riveted Oyster bracelet. Accompanied by original fitted box, guarantee (now void) and a bulletin de marche.

CHF 8,500 - 11,000

EUR 5,200 - 6,700 / USD 7,000 - 9,000

Sold: CHF 9,322

C. Three-body, two-tone, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back, pink gold reeded bezel with faceted indexes, pink gold screwed-down winding-crown, steel case. D. Black laquered with applied luminous dot indexes and two perpendicular painted lines for 3, 6, 9 and 12 indication. Pink gold "dauphine" hands. M. Cal. 1560, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, 5 adjustments, shockabsorber, self-compensating flat balancespring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 34 mm. Thickness 11 mm. Approx. overall length 200 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Ref. 1008
This reference was produced from 1961 to circa 1966 only, in steel and gold and in 14K gold, and featured this special dial, socalled ?Zéphir? by collectors.