Only Online Auction

Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 120

Ref. 4500, chronograph, minute counter; “Anti-Magnetique”; stainless steel

CHF 16,300 - 21,700

EUR 15,000 - 20,000 / USD 17,900 - 23,900 / HKD 140,000 - 186,000

Stainless steel, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, anti-magnetic, gentleman’s wristwatch, water-resistant with screwed case-back, round bezel, silver colour dial with subsidiary seconds at 9 and two horological complications:
· 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped push-pieces) with telemetric scale graduated on the dial for 1 000 meters
· Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-7-9-01




HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Osyter Perpetual” “Anti-Magnetique”

Reference 4500

Year circa 1946

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 427 127

Material stainless steel

Bracelet black leather strap

Buckle stainless steel Rolex buckle

Diameter 32.8 mm. (bezel)

Caliber 13’’’ (based on Valjoux 23 by Reymond Frères, Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux)

Height 42.8 mm.

Width 35.8 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement


Rolex, Ref. 4500

Produced in the mid-1940’s, in 18K yellow or pink gold, stainless steel and gold, stainless steel.


· Patrizzi, Osvaldo, Rolex, Collecting Modern and Vintage Wristwatches, Genova, Guido Mondani Editions, 2005, p. 115.


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