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Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 265

Ref. 6236, "Jean-Claude Killy" Rolex, case No. 384180, Ref. 6236. Made in 1958. Very fine and rare, tonneau-shaped, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, triple date and a stainless steel Rolex buckle. Accompanied by a service confirmation dated 2004, and a Rolex box.

CHF 55,000 - 75,000

USD 55,000 - 75,000 / EUR 37,000 - 50,000

Sold: CHF 55,200

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown. D. Matte silver with applied steel faceted baton indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer graduation for the days of the month in light blue Arabic numerals, outer minute and 1/5th second scale, apertures for the days of the week and the months. Steel baton hands. M. 13''', 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 15 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 4


Dial: 3-6-9-01


Slightly oxidized


HANDS Original


Ref. 6236 The reference 6236 Antimagnetic chronograph with triple date was produced in few examples from 1958 to the early 1960's in yellow, pink gold and very few in stainless steel, with various dial designs and hand shapes. The ref. 6236 is known among collectors as the "Jean-Claude Killy." Mr. Killy was an internationally renowned world ski champion in the 1960s and remains as the classy ambassador of Rolex in numerous advertising campaigns. The main difference between the 6236 and the 6036 is that the 6236 has a three body case and the 6036 has a two body case.