Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon Ref:8171, Movement No.66981, circa 1952
Lot 220
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon Ref:8171, Movement No.66981, circa 1952
Sold for £20,400 (US$ 32,577) inc. premium

Lot Details
Rolex. A fine and rare stainless steel automatic triple calendar wristwatch with phases of the moon
Ref:8171, Movement No.66981, circa 1952
Jewelled lever movement signed 'Rolex Perpetual Super Balance, matt silvered dial with applied silvered dagger and square hour markers, polished silver 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 case back, fitted leather strap with stainless steel Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
37mm.

Footnotes

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

    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 back.
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