Important Collectors’ Watches, Pocket Watches & Clocks
LOT 177
Ref. 3529, Pink Gold “Square” Rolex "Antimagnetique", Ref. 3529. Case No. 53458. Made in 1946. Very fine and extremely rare, square, 18K pink gold wristwatch with square button chronograph, register, tachometer and an 18K yellow gold Rolex buckle.
C. Two-body, solid, polished and brushed, sharp angles, straight lugs. D. Gold with painted upright Roman numerals and baton indexes, inner minute/fifths of a seconds track with Arabic five minutes/seconds numerals, subsidiary seconds and 30-minute register dials, innermost “snail” tachometric scale in blue painted Arabic numerals. Blued steel "baton" hands. M. Cal. 10 1/2''', rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balancespring, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 26 x 26 mm. Thickness 10.5 mm.
Estimate: 30,000 CHF - 40,000 CHF
Estimate: 18,000 EUR - 25,000 EUR
Estimate: 25,000 USD - 33,000 USD
Grading system

C 3 D 3-8-01 M 3-7* AAA
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Ref. 3529
was produced in very few examples from 1939 to 1942 and was available in stainless steel as well as in 18K pink and 18K yellow gold. It is extremely rare to find an early chronograph in such untouched condition.

A similar watch was sold by Antiquorum, Geneva, “The Mondani Collection of Rolex Wristwatches”, May 14, 2006, lot 160.
Important Collectors’ Watches, Pocket Watches & Clocks