Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Apr 25, 2021

LOT 282

Ref. 6036, chronograph, minute and hour counters, triple date
àguichets (with apertures); “Anti-magnetic”; so-called “Jean-Claude Killy”; 18K yellow gold

HKD 1,300,000 - 1,600,000

USD 166,000 - 214,000 / CHF 154,000 - 199,000

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped, anti-magnetic, gentleman’s wristwatch, screwed case-back, round inclined bezel, silver colour dial with applied indexes, subsidiary seconds at 9 and three horological complications:
  • 1/5 second chronograph (activated by the two round-shaped push-pieces)
  • Half-instantaneous 30-minute counter (subsidiary dial at 3 o’clock)
  • 12-hour counter (subsidiary dial at 6 o’clock)
  • Half-instantaneous date of the month (exterior graduation with central index)
  • Day of the week (aperture at 11 o’clock; indications given in English)
  • Month of the year (aperture at 1 o’clock; indications given in English)

Grading System
Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-8-01


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Anti-magnetic”; so-called “Jean-Claude Killy”

Reference 6036

Year Circa 1954

Movement No. unnumbered

Case No. 944 098 (by C.R. Spillmann, Chêne-Bourg, Geneva)

Bracelet Brown leather strap

Buckle 18K yellow gold Rolex buckle

Diameter 34.4 mm. (bezel)

Caliber 14’’’ (based on Valjoux 72 C by Reymond Frères, Les Bioux, Vallée de Joux)

Dimensions 42.5 x 36.3 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement


Rolex, Ref. 6036
Rolex’s “Antimagnetic” chronographs with triple date were produced in few examples from the mid-1940s to the early-1960s, in 18K yellow or 18K pink gold and in very few examples in stainless steel, with various dial designs and hand shapes and with four different references:
  • In the mid-1940s: Ref. 4767.

  • From 1948 to 1951: Ref. 5036.

  • From 1951 to 1955: Ref 6036, so-called by collectors the “Jean-Claude Killy” (after international ski champion Jean-Claude Killy, who first became famous in the 1960s). This reference was produced in 170 examples in yellow gold, 144 examples in pink gold and very few in stainless steel.

  • From 1958 to 1962: Ref. 6236.
This current example has been maintained in very good condition featuring an original dial.
Jean-Claude Killy (born August 30, 1943)
A French Alpine skier and a triple Olympic champion. He was a World Cup champion in 1967 and again in 1968. Killy won the Triple Crown of Alpine Skiing with a sweep of all three gold medals at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, in the slalom, giant slalom and downhill events. He later even held a position on the Rolex board of directors.