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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1950
    Reference No: 6036
    Case No: 847'198
    Model Name: Oyster Chronographe Anti-Magnetique, "Jean-Claude Killy"
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 72C, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k yellow gold Rolex buckle
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For another example of a pink gold reference 6036, please see 100 Superlative Rolex Watches by John Goldberger, page 154 and 155.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 1951, the reference 6036 replaced the 5036 and was the only Rolex Oyster model with full calendar and chronograph. There were 4 references in total of this iconic vintage Rolex watch. The present 'Killy', a third series or reference 6036, has been retailed by the celebrated South American firm, Serpico Y Laino, the Rolex retailer in Caracas, Venezuela.

    Offered in very charismatic and original condition, the dial is aged and there are minor losses, however, we are presented with the original, unrestored dial with over 50 years of age. The dial is further finished with pink gold numerals and hands that are perfectly matching its pink gold case. The case, is tarnished, further adding to its charismatic look.

  • Artist Biography


    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 6036
A very rare and fine pink gold triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with two-tone dial, retailed by Serpico Y Laino

36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$1,600,000 - 2,400,000 

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am