A fine and rare pink gold triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with fitted presentation box

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1951
    Reference No: 6036
    Case No: 847'167
    Model Name: Oyster Chronograph Anti-Magnetic, 'Jean-Claude Killy'
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, 72C, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Rolex buckle
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Rolex fitted presentation box.
    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

    First introduced to the market in 1951, reference 6036 features a full calendar and chronograph function. The watch was nicknamed after the Rolex ambassador and ski legend, Jean-Claude Killy. This reference was offered in stainless steel, yellow gold or pink gold. Examples cased in pink gold, such as this watch, were particularly rare.

    This 'Killy' wristwatch is still very crisp with a hallmark under the lug and retains good proportions throughout. Rolex from the 1950s tarnished with age, which can be seen with the present watch. The present watch is fitted with a Rolex service dial that is in attractive and original condition. Overall, the watch is in attractive and crisp condition.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    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 fine and rare pink gold triple calendar chronograph wristwatch with fitted presentation box

勞力士,精細及罕有,18K紅金腕錶,配日、月、星期三曆及計時功能,“Oyster Chronograph Anti-Magnetic , 'Jean-Claude Killy'”,型號6036,附盒子,1951年製

1951
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$850,000 - 1,500,000 

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
thomasperazzi@phillips.com

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
ziyongho@phillips.com

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
jillchen@phillips.com

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