Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Nov 13, 2016

LOT 131

ROLEX RÉF 3802 YELLOW GOLD Rolex, Geneve, Chronograph Antimagnetic, No. 60700, Ref. 3802. Made circa 1940. Fine and rare 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch with square button chronograph, registers, tachometer and telemeter.

CHF 13,000 - 18,000

HKD 104,000 - 145,000 / USD 13,000 - 18,000

Sold: CHF 18,125

Massive, polished, satined, lapidated lugs. Champagne with yellow gold arabic and dart indexes, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12 hours and 30 minutes registers, outer tachometer and telemeter graduations. Yellow gold feuille hands. 13 "', rhodium plated, 17 jewels, lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance-spring.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 35 mm. THICKNESS 13 mm. REFERENCE 3802 is an extremely rare chronograph made by ROLEX in the 1940's. Coming in at a large diameter for the times at 35 mm. this example has remained in completely original condition, featuring a large case with well defined lugs and well defined gold importation marks for the Spanish market. The all original dial has some signs of oxydation but has never been touched in any way. Antiquorum has only ever sold 1 similar reference in 1992.