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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 32

ROLEX - REF. 16570 - EXPLORER II Rolex, ?Oyster Perpetual Date, Explorer II, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified,? case No. T220364, Ref. 16570. Made in 1996, sold October 14th, 1996. Fine, two time zone, center seconds, self-winding, waterresistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date, independently adjustable 12-hour hand and a stainless steel Rolex Fliplock Oyster bracelet. Accompanied by the original fitted box, warranty/chronometer certificate (now void), booklets and one extra link.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, steel bezel graduated in 24 hours, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens. D. Black with luminous round, baton and triangular indexes, outer minute division, aperture for the date. Luminous steel skeleton hands, 24-hour red arrow hand for the second time zone. M. Cal. 3185, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 31 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 40 mm. Thickness 12 mm. Approx. overall length 190 mm plus one link.

USD 2,500 - 3,500

CHF 2,000 - 2,700 / EUR 1,800 - 2,500

Sold: USD 3,500


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original