Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 131

ROLEX, EARLY SINGLE BUTTON CHRONOGRAPH WITH ENAMEL DIAL A fine, manual wind, 18k yellow gold single-button chronograph.

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 13,750

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Reference Ref. 2022

Year Circa 1935

Bracelet Gold plated Rolex buckle

Numbers Case N. 91'068

Caliber 13'''

Dimensions 27 x 27 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.


Part of the first chronographs ever released by Rolex, this single-button chronograph was featured on the first ever printed advertisement for chronographs in 1936. Available in steel and 18k yellow gold, this example has been extremely well conserved considering its early manufacture. Amazingly its 18k gold stamp on the side of the case is still crisp and its enamel dial is free from chips or cracks. A historical timepiece in the lineage of Rolex chronographs.