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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Jun 11, 2009

LOT 104

Ivory Rail Dial Explorer II Retailed by Tiffany & Co. Rolex, Oyster Perpetual Date, ?Explorer II, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified,? Ref. 16550. Made in 1986 sold on April 23, 1987. Fine, two time zone, center seconds, self-winding, waterresistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date, 24-hour bezel and hand, independently adjustable 12-hour hand and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet. Accompanied by a copy of the Tiffany bill of sale, an instruction booklet and one extra link.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and crown, graduated 24-hour bezel for the second time zone, Twinlock winding crown protected by the crown guard, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens. D. Ivory with applied luminous round, triangular and baton steel indexes, aperture for the date. Luminous steel skeleton hands. M. Cal. 3085, rhodium-plated, 27 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, selfcompensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 40 mm. Thickness 13 mm.

USD 10,000 - 15,000

EUR 7,500 - 11,000 / CHF 11,000 - 17,000

Sold: USD 17,400

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-9



Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original