A wide and extremely attractive selection of collectible timepieces from leading collectors, such as Goldberger with the third part of the famous “Rolex Connoisseur Collection”. Also offered: an assortment of the most sought-after contemporary watches such as the platinum Patek Philippe Nautilus, some very rare examples of the Royal Oak, a single owner’s collection of extraordinary Stella dials Rolex DayDates.
Saturday 23 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 1 to 103
Sunday 24 April at 10:30 a.m. – lots 104 to 181
Sunday 24 April at 2:30 p.m. – lots 182 to 273
28 Rolex Attractive and Fine, Cushion-shape Hooded Lugs Wristwatch, in Steel, With Arabic Radio Numerals, Reference 3616, Retailed by Dobbies Ltd in Nairobi
Estimate: € 8,000 – 15,000
Sold € 15,600
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Case N°: 206 452
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Reference 3616 made by Rolex is the perfect example of everyday watch for its versatility and wearability. The present watch has been manufactured in 1942 and the steel case has been preserved in very nice conditions all over these years, in-fact the cushion-shaped case, is very rare to find with an unusual lugs configuration called “hooded”. A further rarity is the unusual big radio luminous painted Arabic numbers to make it easier to read, subsidiary seconds at six o’clock and luminous radio hands. This watch displays the signature “Dobbies Ltd.” on the dial below 12 o’clock. A jeweler and watch retailer, Dobbies in Nairobi, Kenya has stamped its name on a highly limited number of watches, making the present example extremely rare.