Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 21, 2021

LOT 138

Ref. 3529, chronograph, minute counter, silver dial; stainless steel

EUR 13,000 - 18,000

USD 15,500 - 21,400 / HKD 120,000 - 166,000

Stainless steel, manual-winding, vertical rectangular square-shaped, gentleman’s wristwatch, snap-on case-back, square bezel, silver colour dial with subsidiary seconds at 9 and two horological complications:
• 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the two rectangular-shaped push-pieces) with telemeter scale graduated in an Archimedean spiral for 1 000 metres
• Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-8-10-01


Slightly scratched


HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Reference 3529

Year circa 1940

Case No. 040 300

Bracelet brown leather strap

Buckle stainless steel buckle

Caliber 10’’’ ½ (based on Valjoux 69 by Reymond Frères, Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux)

Dimensions 34.8 x 26 mm

Signature dial, case and movement


Rolex, Ref. 3529
This reference 3529 was produced in very few examples from 1939 to 1942 and was available in stainless steel as well as in 18K pink and 18K yellow gold.
· Patrizzi, Osvaldo, Collecting Rolex Wristwatches, Genova, Editions Guio Mondani, 2001, pp. 81, 403 to 405 and 483.
*a 20% import VAT is due on the hammer price with buyer's premium, plus 150€ for termination of temporary export, at buyer's expense, only if it is delivered within the EU