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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 28, 2019

LOT 157

ROLEX REF 3068, POCKET WATCH WITH CHRONOGRAPH AND MINUTE-RECORDER, AND, PATENTED CASE; 18K YELLOW GOLD

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with patented snap-on case-back with screwed gilded metal insert, subsidiary seconds at 6 and two horological complications: - 1/5 second chronograph with single push-piece (activated by button located on the winding-crown at) and telemetric scale graduated for 1 000 metres Case based on the Swiss invention patent No. 144 357, delivered on June 30, 1930, to Gabus Frères, Usines Safir, Le Locle, for a "Boîte de montre" (Watch-case). Case-back engraved in taille-douce with the dedicacation "Colegio Ward / al / Profesor, Director Técnico, Médico / 11918-40. / Dr. P. O. Dezeo".

Brand Rolex

Reference Ref. 3068

Year circa 1940

Calibre  17''', rhodium-plated, with going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance and selfcompensating Breguet hairspring

Case No. 1 008 594

Material 18K yellow gold

Caliber 17''', rhodium-plated, with going barrel, straight-line lever escapement, compensated balance and selfcompensating Breguet hairspring

Dimensions Ø 49.5 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories copy of the invention patent

HKD 43,000 - 58,000

CHF 5,450 - 7,450 / USD 5,500 - 7,500

Sold: HKD 55,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-01

Good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original