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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 20, 2016

LOT 230

ROLEX REF. 1625 THUNDERBIRD STEEL AND WHITE GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified", case No. 2387496, Ref. 1625/1016. Made in 1969. Fine and rare, center seconds, self winding, water-resistant, stainless steel and white gold wristwatch with date.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, revolving bi-directional reeded white gold bezel embossed with Arabic numerals in relief for 60-minute graduation, crystal with cyclops lens. Matte black with diamond index and luminous dots, outer minute divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 1560, rhodium-plated, oeilde- perdrix decoration, 25 jewels, straightline lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, shock absorber, self compensating blued Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

USD 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 23,500 - 39,000 / CHF 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: USD 37,500

Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-9



Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-30-01



HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm.