Rolex "Oyster Perpetual Chronometer", Movement No. N8475, Case No. 315417, Ref. 3372, 32 mm, circa 1945
An attractive rare automatic Rolex "bubble back" with extensive documentation Case: steel, screw back, screwed "Rolex Oyster" winding crown, reeded index bezel, flexible riveted steel "Oyster" bracelet "I/62". Dial: silvered, luminous Arabic numerals, centre seconds, blued luminous hands. Movm.: rotorwind movement, rhodium-plated, ground, "patented super balance".
The documentation of this watch is likely to be quite unique considering its age. It includes the following papers: - a bill of sale from 12.06.1945, made out to Lt. Richard K. Schroeder - the original warranty card by Rolex Geneva from 12.06.1945 - the original transition receipt dated 06.04.1945 for the used mechanism N8475 - the official explanation for the "Bulletin de Mârche" - a leakproofness certificate of Rolex Geneva - three deposit receipts for invoice amount of USD 267.50 - a confirmation of the transfer by Credit Suisse in New York on 17.08.1945 - two documents attesting to the delivery of the cash payment to Credit Suisse (return receipt)
Estimate 6,500 - 8,000 €
Price Realised 7,500 €
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