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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 17, 2013

LOT 533

ROLEX REF. 4500 STAINLESS STEEL MONOBLOCCO Rolex, ?Oyster, Chronograph, Anti-Magnetique?, case No. 497635, Ref. 4500. Made circa 1946. Very fine and rare, tonneau shaped, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph, register, tachometer and a stainless steel Rolex buckle.

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown. D. Matte silver with applied yellow gold Arabic numerals, luminous dots, subsidiary dials for the seconds and 30-minute register, inner 1/5th seconds and minute track, outer tachometer scale. Luminous yellow gold alpha hands. M. Cal. 13???, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating steel Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm

CHF 18,000 - 28,000

USD 20,000 - 30,000 / EUR 14,000 - 23,000

Sold: CHF 31,250


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3

Good

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-10-01

Very good

Patinated

HANDS Original