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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, May 11, 2014

LOT 276

ROLEX REF 6238 SO CALLED "SOLO ROLEX" STEEL Rolex, case No. 1226527, Ref. 6238. Made in 1965. Very fine and very rare, water-resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with round button chronograph and registers.

Three-body, polished and brushed, curved lugs, inclined bezel, screwed-down case back and crown. Bi-color silver and black with applied steel baton indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary dials for the seconds, the 12-hour and 30-minute registers, outer seconds/minutes divisions. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 72B, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to three positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws.

CHF 60,000 - 70,000

HKD 531,000 - 619,000 / USD 68,500 - 91,000

Sold: CHF 67,500

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 14 mm.