Rolex "Oyster Chronograph Anti-Magnetic", Ref. 4500, 36 mm, circa 1948
An extremely rare Rolex chronograph with blue tachy and red telemeter scale Case: 18k gold, screw back, screwed "Oyster" winding crown. Dial: silvered, applied gold indexes, auxiliary seconds, 30 min. counter, blue tachy scale, red telemeter scale, gold dauphine hands. Movm.: bridge movement, rhodium-plated, ground, 17 jewels, finely ground chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, Glucydur screw balance.
Ref. 4500 Reference 4500, which was first produced in the mid 1940s, is largely regarded as the first oyster chronograph Rolex ever produced. Thus pieces like the one at hand are extremely rare and sought after. The reference was produced in stainless steel, steel and gold, 18K yellow gold and 18K pink gold.
Estimate 15,500 - 22,000 €
Price Realised 22,400 €
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