Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 19, 2023

LOT 203

ROLEX
REF. 5504; "OYSTER PERPETUAL" "EVEREST"; STAINLESS STEEL

EUR 5,100 - 8,100

USD 5,500 - 8,700 / HKD 42,300 - 68,000 / CHF 5,000 - 8,000

Sold: EUR 5,200

Very fine and rare, self-winding, stainless steel, wristwatch, with two-tone silver dial and centre-seconds.


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8-19

Very good

Slightly scratched

Dent(s)

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01-6-17

Very good

HANDS Original

Slightly oxidized

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model "Everest"

Reference 5504

Year circa 1963

Case No. 950 077

Material stainless steel

Bracelet stainless steel Rolex "Jubilee" bracelet with deployant clasp (U.S.A. with big logo)

Diameter 36 mm.

Length 175 mm. (approx.)

Caliber 1520, 25 jewels

Length 175 mm. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Notes

The current lot is referred to as the "Everest" moutain.

In order to prove the reliability and durability of their watches, Rolex often partnered with world-renowned explorers and supported their challenges in extreme weather conditions. This model is an homage to the unprecedented expedition made by Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay when they had conquered the summit of Mount Everest in 1953 while wearing their Rolex wristwatches.