Rolex. A very rare and fine 18k gold chronometer automatic wristwatch, commemorating the sacred Catholic Grand Jubilee year Oyster Perpetual, Anno Sancto, Ref:4777, Case No.614129, Movement No.67501, Made in 1948
Lot 1294
Rolex. A very rare and fine 18k gold chronometer automatic wristwatch, commemorating the sacred Catholic Grand Jubilee year Oyster Perpetual, Anno Sancto, Ref:4777, Case No.614129, Movement No.67501, Made in 1948
Sold for HK$ 225,000 (US$ 29,016) inc. premium
Lot Details
Rolex. A very rare and fine 18k gold chronometer automatic wristwatch, commemorating the sacred Catholic Grand Jubilee year
Oyster Perpetual, Anno Sancto, Ref:4777, Case No.614129, Movement No.67501, Made in 1948
19-jewel Cal.9 ¾''', straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, two toned silvered dial, applied yellow gold dart indexes and Arabic numerals, inner minute divisions and Arabic five second numerals, yellow gold feuille hands, black sweep centre seconds hand, brushed and polished case, screw down case back, bezel engraved 'ROMAE * ANNO SANCTO GENERALIS MAXIMIQUE JUBILAEI MCML', screw down Oyster crown, downturned integrated lugs, fitted leather strap with gold-plated Rolex buckle, together with fitted box and certificate, case, dial and movement signed
32mm.

Footnotes

  • 勞力士 18K黃金男裝自動腕表 天主教聖年紀念版 1948年製

    This present lot was made in 1948 as a special commemorative edition to celebrate the Catholic Jubilee year in Rome. The Jubilee is a time of celebration in the holy year when sins and transgressions are forgiven. It is likely that this cherished timepiece, from the collection of a prominent Asian private collector, was originally presented by a high ranking church official from the papal court of Pope Pius XII.
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