Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

186 Rolex Extremely Rare and Catching Oyster Perpetual Automatic Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 3536, So-Called Cylinder Hooded

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Sold € 44,200

Lot Description

Model: Oyster Perpetual
Reference: 3536
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1941
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 9 3/4
Case N°: 128483
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Introduced in 1930’s, reference 3536 by Rolex is an exceedingly rare example of an early Oyster Perpetual Bubbleback and was available in stainless steel and pink gold or stainless steel and yellow gold or stainless steel such as the present specimen. This latter version is doubtlessly one of the most stylistic models ever made of bubbleback with its concave enlarged bezel and slim straight lugs and probably the most sought after by collector. The lot here offered has an incredibly well preserved case with absolutely deep and crisp engravings on the back and very strong proportions. Many different dial layouts were offered for this model and among the most appreciated there’s for sure the salmon one such as the one equipped on the present lot. A fascinating design with Roman numerals, closed seconds track interpose with arabic 5 seconds makes it a true missing piece for any Rolex collection.