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Geneva, Nov 10, 2019

LOT 449

ROLEX, REF. 3456, CENTER-SECONDS, BLACK DIAL, YELLOW GOLD

A fine and extremely rare, manual wind, 18k yellow gold center-seconds wristwatch with black dial.

Brand Rolex

Reference 3456

Year Circa 1940

Calibre  6 1/2’’’

Case No. 47600

Bracelet Rolex gold buckle

Dimensions 19 x 35 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement

CHF 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 24,000 - 40,000 / USD 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: CHF 4,500


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-04

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Later


Notes

 This very rare and unusual rectangular shape wristwatch was made by Rolex in the 1940’s. Interestingly out of the only other 2 known examples, they are all in yellow gold with a black dial. Its central inner constant seconds dial combined with a case in excellent condition with 2 hallmarks still visible confirm its excellent condition for its age.