102 Rolex Catching and Charming, “Empire” Oyster, Perpetual Chronometer Wristwatch in Steel, With Pink Dial, Reference 3716

Estimate: €10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold €16,250

Model: Oyster Perpetual
Reference: 3716
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1943
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 9 3/4
Case N°: 208572
Dimensions: 32 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement

This reference 3716 perfectly captured the Rolex’s essence of ingenuity adding a distinctive flair. Its style is essential and basic, set mainly on an elegant aesthetic and a delicate shape. The water resistant two-body Empire-style case with screwed-down case back and winding crown and straight lapidated lugs has been manufactured in steel and despite the almost 80 years of age is conserved amazingly. The pink dial has Roman and dot numerals for the hours, outer silvered minute track, baton hands, subsidiary seconds at 6 with a charming patina but in real nice conditions. The caliber that powers this watch is the 9 3/4″ nickel-finished lever movement and is completed by its original steel rice bracelet.