|ROLEX REF. 8171 PADELLONE
Rolex, Perpetual, Officially Certified,
Chronometer, No. 067, Ref. 8171, No.
94380. Made circa 1950.
Fine and very rare, self-winding, 18K
yellow gold chronometer wristwatch with
triple date, moon phases and a goldplated
Rolex buckle. Accompanied by a
|C. Three-body, polished, inclined bezel,
inset calendar adjusters on the band,
curved lugs, snap-on case back.
D. Matte silver with applied gold faceted
baton indexes, subsidiary seconds dial,
outer minute track and graduation for
the days of the month, apertures for the
days of the week, the months and the
moon phases. Yellow gold dauphine
hands, blue arrow for the date.
M. Cal. 10 1/2''', rhodium-plated, 18
jewels, straight-line lever escapement,
Super balance, self-compensating
Breguet balance spring.
Dial, case, and movement signed.
Diam. 38 mm. Thickness 14 mm.
|Estimate: 40,000 USD - 60,000 USD
Estimate: 37,000 CHF - 56,000 CHF
Estimate: 31,000 EUR - 46,000 EUR
|Rolex reference 8171 was produced in
very few numbers in the late 1940s and
early 1950s. Throughout their entire run,
Rolex has only produced two models of
moon phase watches. Reference 8171,
which features a snap on back, and
reference 6062 which features an Oyster
screw down back. Similar examples to
the present lot appear in "The Best of
Time - Rolex Wristwatches", by James M.
Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, p. 209.
|Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces