Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 19, 2023

LOT 15*


EUR 20,000 - 40,000

USD 21,500 - 42,900 / HKD 168,000 - 336,000 / CHF 19,800 - 39,600

Very fine and rare, stainless steel, manual-winding, oversize chronograph wristwatch, with three registers.

This Lot is submitted to commissions and taxes :
If the lot is delivered within the EU:
a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer’s premium, plus 120€ for termination of temporary export, at buyer’s expense.
If the lot is delivered outside EU:
120€ for termination of temporary export is due,at buyer’s expense
Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01-7-10

Very good

HANDS Original



Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model "Jumbo Chronograph"

Reference 3335

Year circa 1946

Case No. 47 506

Material stainless steel

Bracelet leather strap

Diameter 37 mm.

Caliber 14'''

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.