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    Rolex, Rare "Padellone" Yellow Gold Triple Calendar Wristwatch With Moon Phases, circa 1950
    Case: 38 mm, 18k yellow gold, three body, deep snap back, case back with 8171 reference number and number 190
    Dial: two tone, applied gold faceted indexes, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the phases of the moon, outer blue date numerals, subsidiary seconds, yellow gold Dauphine hands, blued steel date pointer
    Movement: Rolex Perpetual Chronometer, caliber A295 CPL, self winding, 18 jewels, Swiss lever, chronometer certified, with triple calendar and moonphase functions, and nickel finish, No. G 12033
    Band: calfskin, plated buckle
    Signed: Rolex on the case, dial and movement

    Nicknamed "Padellone," or Large Frying Pan, the reference 8171 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.




    Condition Report*: Type: Rolex, Rare "Padellone" Yellow Gold Triple Calendar Wristwatch With Moon Phases, circa 1950
    Dial: two tone, applied gold faceted indexes, apertures for the days of the week, the months and the phases of the moon, outer blue date numerals, subsidiary seconds
    Hands: yellow gold Dauphine hands, blued steel date pointer
    Metal: 18k yellow gold
    Case Info: three body, deep snap back, case back with 8171 reference number and number 190
    Case Width: 38 mm
    Crystal: acrylic
    Watch Movement: Rolex Perpetual Chronometer, caliber A295 CPL, self winding, 18 jewels, Swiss lever, chronometer certified, with triple calendar and moonphase functions, and nickel finish, No. G 12033
    Band: calfskin, plated buckle
    Condition: This timepiece comes from the original owner. The case is original and unpolished. The case numbers and coronet are worn of the case back and the crown is a later replacement. The case shows honest wear commensurate to age. Please see photos. The dial is original and retains crisp lettering and bright indexes and hands. The dial with even patina and a darkened spot to the right of center. The movement runs and calendar/moon phase functions are working. Heritage does not guarantee timekeeping accuracy. We always recommend servicing for daily use and timekeeping accuracy.
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    June, 2021
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