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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Jun 11, 2009

LOT 122

Ref. 1016 - Explorer Rolex, ?Oyster Perpetual, Explorer, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified,? Ref. 1016. Made in 1969. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet. Recently serviced by Rolex, Geneva. Accompanied by an autographed copy of an auction catalogue.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown. D. Black with luminous Arabic numerals and baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions. Luminous steel skeleton hands. M. Cal. 1570/1530, rhodiumplated, 26 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 13 mm. From the Collection of Orlando Bloom

USD 3,000 - 4,000

EUR 2,300 - 3,000 / CHF 3,400 - 4,600

Sold: USD 4,800


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3

Good

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

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