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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 15, 2015

LOT 113

ROLEX REF. 1625 THUNDERBIRD STEEL AND WHITE GOLD Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, case No. 2390374, ref. 1625. Made in 1968. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, steel and white gold wristwatch with date and a stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet. Accompanied by the original Rolex box, guarantee (now void) and service guarantee dated November 1977.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and crown, bidirectional revolving reeded white gold bezel embossed with Arabic numerals in relief for 60-minute graduation, crystal with cyclops lens. Satine silver with applied white gold baton indexes and luminous dots, outer minute/seconds divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous white gold baton hands. Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, oeil-de-perdrix decoration, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

USD 2,500 - 3,500

HKD 19,500 - 27,000 / CHF 2,500 - 3,500

Sold: USD 2,750

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-9



Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Approx. overall length 200 mm.