Hong Kong, May 29, 2022

LOT 344


HKD 23,600 - 31,400

EUR 2,900 - 3,800 / CHF 3,000 - 4,000 / USD 3,000 - 4,000

Sold: HKD 32,500

A very fine, manual winding 14K yellow gold wristwatch with varicoloured 7 leather
bracelets; “Precision”, “Chameleon”.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex

Model Ladies

Reference 6003

Year circa 1960s

Case No. 97032

Bracelet 14K yellow gold bracelet, length 160 mm. (approx.)

Diameter Ø 15 mm.

Caliber 1400

Weight 28gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Rolex fitted box, colour straps x 7


Rolex “Chameleon”
This unusual lady’s wristwatch was launched by Rolex in the early 1950’s and remained in production until the 70’s. The model allows the user to change the leather strap almost instantly from one colour to another.
At the time, Rolex promoted the model in America as:
“… the only watch in the world with a WARDROBE. You dress for luncheon … your Chamaleon dresses to match. You change for dinner … so does your Chameleon. Because Chameleon has interchangeable straps. (You can have as many as twenty-eight different colors and materials!) But, quick change artist though it is, this distinctive 18Kt. gold Rolex never varies in accuracy. At the finest Jewelers only.”
The Rolex “Chameleon” was offered in a wide variety of models and was very popular at the time. It is found with round, square or navette-shaped cases, some set with brilliant-cut diamonds.
In many ways the Apple Watch which has a similar feature is reminiscent of this mid-century modern masterpiece.