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    Rolex, Fine and Rare Ref. 8171 "Padellone", Triple Calendar with Moonphase, 18K Yellow Gold, Automatic, Circa 1950
    Case: 38 mm, 18K yellow gold, three body, with curved lugs, quickset buttons for day, month, date, and moonphase, and snap-on bezel and back
    Dial: brushed sliver, with matte outer date and outer minute tracks, applied yellow gold baton markers, and day, month, and moonphase apertures; yellow gold dauphine hour/minute hands, blue arrow-tipped baton date hand, and yellow gold baton seconds hand
    Movement: Rolex caliber A295 CPL, self winding, 18 jewels, Swiss lever, chronometer certified, with triple calendar and moonphase functions, and nickel finish, No. G4551
    Band: leather
    Signed: Rolex on dial, case, and movement

    Nicknamed "Padellone," or Large Frying Pan, is considered one the most important timepieces that Rolex introduced during the late 1940s and early 1950s. It is also unusually large for the time at 38mm, and stands out from other vintage or modern Rolex due to the non-oyster case and full calendar moonphase complication.

    This specific timepiece is being offered for the first time at Auction, and has been consigned after 40 years of enjoyment by just the 2nd owner


    Condition Report*: Type: Rolex, Fine and Rare Ref. 8171 "Padellone", Triple Calendar with Moonphase, 18K Yellow Gold, Automatic, Circa 1950
    Signed: Rolex on dial, case, and movement
    Model: Triple Calendar with Moonphase, Ref. 8171
    Dial: brushed sliver, with matte outer date and outer minute tracks, applied yellow gold baton markers, and day, month, and moonphase apertures
    Hands: yellow gold dauphine hour/minute hands, blue arrow-tipped baton date hand, and yellow gold baton seconds hand
    Metal: 18K yellow gold
    Case: #622
    Case Info: three body, with curved lugs, quickset buttons for day, month, date, and moonphase, and snap-on bezel and back
    Case Width: 38 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: Rolex caliber A295 CPL, self winding, 18 jewels, Swiss lever, chronometer certified, with triple calendar and moonphase functions, and nickel finish, No. G4551
    Band: leather
    Circa: 1950
    Condition: Original dial, showing even patina and surface scratch between 7 and 10. Well-preserved case, with sharp edges, crisp details, and shallow depression on back. Running, with all functions working, but service is recommended.
    *Heritage Auctions strongly encourages in-person inspection of items by the bidder. Statements by Heritage regarding the condition of objects are for guidance only and should not be relied upon as statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty, or assumption of liability by Heritage. All lots offered are sold "AS IS".

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    3rd Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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