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Brand Rolex, Geneva
Model "Jumbo Chronograph"
Year circa 1946
Case No. 47 506
Material stainless steel
Bracelet leather strap
Diameter 37 mm.
Weight 50.6 gr. (approx.)
Signature dial, case and movement
Rolex, Ref. 3335
This reference is launched in 1939 and was produced for only a year from 1939 to 1940.
This reference is a milestone for Rolex for different reasons.
It is a milestone in Rolex history due to many features.
The first is its impressive size for its time, measuring around 38 mm. in diameter.
It was the first chronograph to integrate a third register to record the hours elapsed.
Often found with telemeter and tachometer scales, rarely with pulsometer scale, some examples are fitted with a simple configuration that further enhances their sizes.
It’s one of the rarest and most desirable early Rolex chronographs, only 250 pieces were made in pink, yellow gold and stainless steel cases.
· Pucci, Papaleo, I Chronografi Rolex, La Leggenda, pp. 124-126.