Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with stepped hooded lugs Ref: 2917, Circa 1938

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Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with stepped hooded lugs
Ref: 2917, Circa 1938

Sold for £ 7,500 (US$ 9,131) inc. premium
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with stepped hooded lugs
Reference: 2917
Date: Circa 1938
Movement: Jewelled manual wind, column wheel chronograph
Dial: Silvered, gilt Arabic numerals, black outer 1/5th second divisions and tachymetre scale, subsidiary dials at 3 and 9 for seconds and 30 minute recording, blued steel leaf hands, centre chronograph hand
Case: Polished round, snap on back, flared stepped hooded lugs, crown flanked by twin oval buttons, No.031***
Strap/Bracelet: Brown crocodile leather
Buckle/Clasp: Polished buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 33mm

Footnotes

  • In 1937 Rolex launched a series of non-Oyster snap on case back watches with the references 2916, 2917, 2918, 2919, 2920 and 2937. It is believed that the production number of each was very limited and could be less than 30 per a reference. They can be identified by their unusual avant-garde case designs and oval chronograph buttons.

    See 1908 - 2008 100 Years of Rolex by Franca and Guido Mondani, p. 20 for a further example of a 2917.
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Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with stepped hooded lugs Ref: 2917, Circa 1938
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with stepped hooded lugs Ref: 2917, Circa 1938
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with stepped hooded lugs Ref: 2917, Circa 1938
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with stepped hooded lugs Ref: 2917, Circa 1938
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with stepped hooded lugs Ref: 2917, Circa 1938
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with stepped hooded lugs Ref: 2917, Circa 1938
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with stepped hooded lugs Ref: 2917, Circa 1938
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with stepped hooded lugs Ref: 2917, Circa 1938
Rolex. A stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with stepped hooded lugs Ref: 2917, Circa 1938
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