Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Hong Kong, Jun 13, 2023

LOT 148

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

HKD 1,050,000 - 1,570,000

EUR 124,000 - 186,000 / CHF 120,000 - 180,000 / USD 134,000 - 202,000

Sold: HKD 1,462,500

Very fine and extremely rare, water-resistant, anti-magnetic, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with round button chronograph, registers, triple date calendar and screwed caseback.

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, Rolex, Geneva

Model Jean-Claude Killy

Reference 6036

Year circa 1954

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

Buckle leather strap with 18K yellow gold Rolex buckle

Diameter 36mm

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

Dimensions 42.5 x 36.3 mm.

Weight 53gr. (approx.)

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.