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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces...

Geneva, Nov 10, 2019

LOT 647

ROLEX, REF. 8171, PADELLONE STAINLESS STEEL

A fine and very rare, stainless steel, self-winding astronomic wristwatch with day, date and moon phases.

Brand Rolex

Model Padellone

Reference 8171

Year Circa 1950

Calibre  10 1/2’’

Case No. 686089

Bracelet Stainless steel Rolex buckle

Diameter 38 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

Accessories Box

CHF 30,000 - 60,000

HKD 240,000 - 480,000 / USD 30,000 - 60,000

Sold: CHF 60,000


Grading System
Grade: Exceptional
Case: 3-8

Good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-51-01

Good

Slightly oxidized

Partially reprinted

HANDS Original


Notes

 Rolex reference 8171 was produced in very few examples between 1949 to 1952. Throughout their entire run, Rolex only produced two models of watches displaying moon phases: reference 8171, featuring a snap-on case back, and reference 6062 with a screw-down Oyster case. This watch was very avant-garde for its time because of its diameter (38 mm), making it a very modern piece today