Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel automatic triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the
Lot 164
Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel automatic triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon Ref:8171, Movement No.67776, Case No.902525, Sold in 1952
Sold for £40,800 (US$ 65,850) inc. premium

Lot Details
Rolex. A very fine and rare stainless steel automatic triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon
Ref:8171, Movement No.67776, Case No.902525, Sold in 1952
Jewelled lever movement signed 'Rolex Perpetual Super Balance, the fine silvered dial with applied dagger and square-shaped hour markers, gold hands, outer date ring in blue with central date hand, apertures for day and month, subsidiary dial for phases of the moon combined with running seconds, the large polished and brushed circular case with calendar buttons in the band, downturned lugs, snap on numbered case back, fitted leather strap, together with English market stainless steel Rolex brick link bracelet and rectangular Rolex presentation box, case, dial and movement signed
37mm.

Footnotes

  • Rolex produced two different models of moonphase wristwatches, the reference 8171 and 6062. The reference 8171 has a snap on back, while the reference 6062 is waterproof, and has a screw down crown and back; for an example of a reference 6062 see lot 169 in this auction.

    The reference 8171 was made in a very small series between 1949 and 1952 mainly in yellow gold and examples in stainless steel are very rare.

    This watch was purchased in Zurich in 1952 by the present owner and is in original and outstanding condition.
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