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

194 Rolex Extremely Rare, Sought-After and Historically Important, Jean-Claude Killy, Triple Calendar Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 4767, With Two-Tone Dial and Enamel Arabic Numbers.

Estimate: € 140,000 –⁠ 280,000

Sold € 201,500

Lot Description

Model: Dato-Compax
Reference: 4767
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1947
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 72 C
Case N°: 584347
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

Made for approximately 20 years, the family of Dato Compax includes references 4767, 5036, 6036, and 6236 and has to be considered a landmark model as it represents the first foray of Rolex into the market of complicated timepieces: offering a chronograph function with triple calendar, there was no other Rolex chronograph model presenting more complications. These models were available in either stainless steel, yellow gold, or pink gold, with a variety of different dial designs. Reference 4767, such as the present watch, is probably the best known representative from this family, and was in production for most of the 1940s. It is believed that the Olympic skier Jean-Claude Killy wore a reference 6236, and it is for this reason this family of chronograph watches were bestowed the “Killy” nickname. The present specimen has an unbelievably crisp and well preserved two body steel case retaining excellent definition to all edges and preserved in original conditions. The two-tone dial is highlighted by the applied numerals and the outer blue date indication with English indication of the triple calendar displayed by the two windows at 12 o’clock. A most prominent trophy in any Rolex collection in the world.