Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch Ref: 4500, Circa 1946

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Lot 78
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Ref: 4500, Circa 1946

Sold for £ 10,625 (US$ 13,058) inc. premium
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch
Reference: 4500
Date: Circa 1946
Movement: 17-jewel manual wind, column wheel chronograph
Dial: Silvered, baton hour markers, Arabic numeral 6 and 12, black outer 1/5th second divisions with Arabic five minute markers, subsidiary dials at 3 and 9 for seconds and 30 minute recording, blued steel pointed baton hands with luminous inserts, centre chronograph hand
Case: Brushed and polished round, screw down back, screw down crown flanked by twin pushers, No.497***
Strap/Bracelet: Black leather
Buckle/Clasp: Polished buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 36mm

Footnotes

  • Rolex produced only a limited handful of Oyster chronographs featuring just the 30 minute register as opposed to including a 12 hour register as well. First introduced in the 1940s, the reference 4500 is one of these rare chronographs and was available to purchase in 4 materials - yellow gold, rose gold, steel and - as with the current lot - steel and gold.
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Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch Ref: 4500, Circa 1946
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch Ref: 4500, Circa 1946
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch Ref: 4500, Circa 1946
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch Ref: 4500, Circa 1946
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch Ref: 4500, Circa 1946
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch Ref: 4500, Circa 1946
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch Ref: 4500, Circa 1946
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch Ref: 4500, Circa 1946
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