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Hotel Richemond, Geneva, Apr 13, 2002

LOT 17

Rolex "Anti-Magnetic", Ref. 3055. Produced in the 1950's. Fine and rare 18K yellow gold mid-sized wristwatch, with square-shaped button chronograph, registers, tachometer and a gold-plated Rolex buckle.

CHF 20,000 - 25,000

EUR 14,000 - 17,000 / USD 12,000 - 15,000

C. three-body, polished, stepped bezel, concave lugs. D. black with applied lozenge-shaped and dart indexes, auxiliary seconds and 30-minute register dials, outer tachometer graduation."Alpha" gold hands. M. Cal. 10 1/2''' rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 30 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-21-01



HANDS Original


Ref. 3055 (next two lots) This reference was first produced in the 1930's with olive-shaped chronograph buttons, and was re-edited in the 1950's with an updated dial and square buttons. In the 1930's, this watch with a movement of 10 1/2''' was the smallest chronograph ever produced worldwide. Similar watches are published in "Collecting Rolex Wristwatches", by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore Genova, 2001, pp. 395, 396, 397, 481.