Collector's Pocket Watches, Wristwatc...

Geneva, Apr 14, 2003

LOT 711

Rolex "Oyster", Ref. 3359. Produced in the 1940 's. Fine and rare, tonneau shaped, center-seconds, water-resistant, pink gold and stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with pink gold and stainless steel extensible bracelet.

CHF 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: CHF 3,400

C. two-body, bicolored, polished, screwed-down steel case back and gold crown, pink gold reeded graduated bezel, steel band and flat case front. D. pink with radium-coated Arabic numerals and indexes. "Baton" radium-coated hands. M. Cal. 10 1/2''' rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, Superbalance balance, 2 adjustments, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 30 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 4 - 6
Movement: 4 - 6*
Dial: 4 - 26 - 01


Ref. 3359 This reference belongs the "Speed-King" model, produced in the 1940's, and described as the most accurate and water-tight watch. This reference was never presented at Auction by Antiquorum. Similar watches are published in " Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches", by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, Genova 2001, pp. 113-375.