This is the nicest Rolex chronograph that I have ever seen. The condition is literally perfect – still in new condition after 60 years! The 18k rose gold case and the original untouched dial are in mint++ condition. Even the 18k rose gold Rolex Oyster bracelet is in perfect condition. This watch was owned by Eric Clapton, before he trimmed his collection a few years ago.
Original 18k rose gold case measures 35mm diameter by 13mm thick. Domed acrylic crystal. Smooth bezel. Round pump style chronograph pushers and screw down crown. Inside case back is marked ‘6034’ along with the other markings and hallmarks.
Serial number 765XXX dates the watch to 1951.
Original, untouched and perfect condition dial is matte silver with applied rose gold arabic numerals and hour markers. Dial text is: ‘ROLEX’ ‘OYSTER CHRONOGRAPHE’ and ‘ANTIMAGNETIQUE’. There is a tachymeter scale around the dial’s periphery in black and inside that, a Telemetre scale in blue. The subdials are slightly sunken with concentric guilloche.
Original movement is the manual winding Rolex Caliber 72 with 17 jewels and column wheel construction. The movement is in perfect condition and is running well.
Rolex riveted Oyster bracelet is 18k rose gold with 11 links and is in perfect condition with zero stretch.
This is an extraordinary opportunity to own what has to be one of the very best vintage Rolex pre-Daytona chronographs in existence.