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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, Mar 21, 2020

LOT 235

ROLEX, REF. 971, PRINCE "ZEBRA BRANCARD", 9K YELLOW AND WHITE GOLD

Very rare and well-preserved 9k yellow and white gold, rectangular curvex, manual winding doctor's wristwatch, silver two tones dial with subsidiary seconds at 6. Case back monogramed "B D J".

Brand Rolex

Model Prince Chronometer

Reference Ref. 971

Year Circa 1930's

Bracelet Leather with 18k yellow gold Rolex Buckle

Numbers 60206

Caliber No. 60052

Dimensions 36 x 23 mm

Signature Case, dial and movement

CHF 8,000 - 10,000

USD 8,200 - 10,200 / HKD 63,500 - 79,500

Sold: CHF 10,625


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2

Very good


Notes

The Rolex Prince reference 971 was launched in 1928 and was destined for Doctors. Featured a subsidiary second register below the hours and minutes section of the dial, the model enabled a doctor to time pulses and respiration. Fitted with a chronometer movement, it allowed a very high precision for the period. The case, recognizable among all of them, is nicknamed "brancard", due to the rectangular curved shape.
This present example has the particularity to be in 9k yellow and white gold, offering a two-tone color case, hence its moniker "zebra". Extremely rare to find in this two-tone gold combination, this watch is furthermore very well preserved.