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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1949
    Reference No: 4062
    Case No: 65’258
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 23, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Gilt bracelet
    Clasp/Buckle: Gilt clasp
    Dimensions: 36mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Rolex Anti-Magnetic chronograph ref. 4062 was introduced to the market in the early 1940’s bearing a design that perfectly reflects the exciting era for chronograph timepieces, the reference was discontinued in 1963. Admired for featuring unusual coin-edged casebands and the side of the lugs, some examples featured a satin finished caseband referenced 4062L with “L” meaning “Lisse” (French for “smooth”).

    Released in various case metals ranging from yellow gold, pink gold, stainless steel and two tone stainless steel and gold. The slim and elegant case measures a comfortable 36mm in diameter fitted with its distinctive elongated teardrop lugs and further features square pushers matching harmoniously with the slim case. A compliment to the overall appeal of the case, the square pushers were later changed to round pushers to enhance its waterproof capabilities.

    The present timepiece is a sight to behold, as it is offered with a combination of rarity, beauty and attractive overall condition. Encased in 18K pink gold, the casebands and side of the lugs are coin-edged. The pink dial is furthermore a rare trait as most featured a white dial, though moreover its rarity, the harmony between the hue of the case and dial correlates perfectly. The dial features a blue telemetre scale that gives the appearance a subtle pop. Blessed with applied doted indexes and Arabic “12” and “6”, the feature is again complimented with matching gold hands. Presented with two hallmarks intact on the caseback with uninterrupted case numbers and “Modèle Deposé”, the coin-edged bevels are also well-preserved retaining its crisp and deep finish.

    A highly collectible timepiece, the present specimen Rolex ref. 4062 from circa 1949 is one of the nicest examples of the reference to appear in the market in recent times, with a case dimension further enhanced with elongated lugs, the timepiece is perfectly relevant in today’s trends. This is truly a fantastic opportunity for lovers of vintage chronograph timepieces to acquire a magnificent example from Rolex.

  • Maker Biography

    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. 4062
A rare and highly attractive pink gold chronograph wristwatch with pink dial, blue telemeter, black tachymeter scale and bracelet

勞力士,型號4062,罕有重要,18K玫瑰金計時腕錶,備鍍金錶帶、「Pink」錶盤,約1949年製

Circa 1949
36mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$620,000 - 1,200,000 
€67,500-131,000
$79,500-154,000

Sold for HK$756,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020