Hong Kong, May 29, 2022

LOT 468

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

HKD 830,000 - 1,080,000

EUR 100,000 - 130,000 / CHF 106,000 - 138,000 / USD 106,000 - 138,000

Sold: HKD 1,162,500

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)

Material 18K yellow gold

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)

Height 42.5 mm.

Width 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.