Important Collector's Wristwatches, P...

New York, Sep 24, 2003

LOT 201

Rolex, "Oyster Chronographe", "Antimagnetic", Ref. 6236, so-called "Jean-Claude Killy". Production of this reference started in 1958.Very fine and rare, water-resistant, stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, triple date and an 18K yellow gold Rolex buckle.

USD 60,000 - 80,000

EUR 54,000 - 72,000

Sold: USD 67,400

C. three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown. D. matte silver with applied yellow gold indexes and radium dots, auxiliary dials for the seconds, the 12 hour and 30 minute registers, outer blue graduation for the days of the month, apertures for the days of the week and the months. "Alpha" radium-coated yellow gold hands. M. Cal. 72C, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance with gold screws, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguealance-spring.Dial, case, and movement signed.Diam. 36 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Evolution of Ref. 623636Ref. 6036-Antimagnetic chronograph with triple date.-Produced in few examples from the mid 1940's to the early 1960's in 18K yellow or pink gold and very few in stainless steel, with various dial designs and hand shapes and with 4 different references:-In the mid 1940's: Ref. 4767-From 1948 to 1951: Ref. 5036-From 1951 to 1955: Ref 6036, called by collectors the "Killy watch" (world ski champion in the 1960's). This reference was produced in 170 examples in yellow gold, 144 examples in pink gold and very few in stainless steel-From 1958 to 1962:Ref. 6236.Similar watches are published in "Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches", by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Guido Mondani Editore, Genova, 2001, pp. 472-477 and 486.