Lot No. 477 (89th Auction)
Rolex "Oyster Perpetual Chronometre" - sog. "Big Bubble Back", Case No. 460267, Ref. 4467, 36 mm, circa 1946

A gentleman's very rare automatic wristwatch with date - with original box
Case: 18k gold, screw back, reeded gold bezel, screwed "Oyster Plus" winding crown, Rolex buckle. Dial: silvered, applied gold indexes, centre seconds, dauphine hands. Movm.: rotorwind movement, ground, "patented super balance", shock protection for balance.

Ref. 4467
The first waterproof and self-winding certified chronometer wristwatch which displayed the date was launched in 1945 - this was reference 4467. The watches of the time did not have the "Datejust" name on the dial; however, the model was advertised as such and soon became the top-selling watch in the Rolex range.
Illustrated in "Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches", by Osvaldo Patrizzi, 2001 Edition, p. 224 .
Estimate  3,200 - 3,900 €

Price Realised  5,500 €
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