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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 15, 2015

LOT 114

ROLEX REF. 1625 THUNDERBIRD STEEL AND YELLOW GOLD Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Datejust, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, case No. 1891996, Ref. 1625. Made in 1968. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel and yellow gold Chronometer wristwatch with date and a gold-plated Rolex buckle.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and crown, bidirectional revolving reeded gold bezel embossed with Arabic numerals in relief in 60-minute graduation, crystal with cyclops lens. Satine silver with applied yellow gold baton indexes and luminous dots, outer minute/seconds track, aperture for the date. Luminous yellow 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 2,000 - 3,000

HKD 15,500 - 23,500 / CHF 2,000 - 3,000

Sold: USD 2,875

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2

Very good

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


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