Important Collectors' Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
LOT 102
Rolex Unique Ref. 16200 with Moon Phases Rolex “Oyster Perpetual, Datejust”, case No. K439081, Ref. 16200. Sold on April 25th, 2003. Fine and unique, tonneau-shaped, center seconds, selfwinding, stainless steel chronometer's wristwatch with date, moon phases and a stainless steel Oyster Rolex bracelet. Accompanied by the original guarantee (now void).
C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down back and crown, corrector on the band, inverted bezel, sapphire crystal with cyclops lens. D. Silver, Rolex decoration with applied steel Arabic numerals, apertures for the date and the moon phases. Steel baton hands. M. Cal. 3135, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 31 jewels, straight line lever escapement, free sprung monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, hack mechanism. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 11 mm. Approx overall length 170 mm.
Estimate: 5,700 CHF - 8,700 CHF
Estimate: 5,400 USD - 8,300 USD
Estimate: 4,000 EUR - 6,000 EUR
Grading system

C 3 D 2-01 M 3* AA
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Marcello Comezzi is a well known watchmaker in Rome, Italy. On demand, he modified a Rolex DateJust Ref. 16200, adding the moon phases. The caliber 3135 was modified by adding a plate on the dial side, milled with a numeric control machine to a thickness of 0.5 mm. To this are added the necessary spaces to house the moon phases, levers, springs and gears. The phase disk is enameled and diamond pavé. Even the case band was modified to accommodate the corrector for adjusting the moon phases. The case is still water-resistant to 10 atmospheres. The present lot was illustrated in OM-Market, 2010, p. 14-15.
Important Collectors' Wristwatches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
08-05-2010
Sold including buyer's premium:
14,400 CHF