Sale 14570
Christie's Watches Online: Time for Spring
Online 7 - 14 March 2017

For collectors of Rolex watches, those featuring star markers on the dial are in a league of their own in terms of rarity, desirability, and value. The present watch is remarkable as it is the first square square Bubbleback known to the market with star markers, which are located at the three o’clock and six o’clock positions. They were perhaps added to the dial to highlight the fact the watch is an Officially Certified Chronometer.

The watch came to market from the original owner, who purchased it at the retailer Lefèvre in Charleroi, Belgium. Amazingly, the watch retains its original box and inside is the original retailer sticker. The watch remains in original condition with the serial number and Rolex coronet visible on the case back. Furthermore, it retains what appears to be its original crystal and the straight lugs and curved edges of the case offer a textbook and clear case of how the watch appeared as new. The dial has honest and even patina reflecting the age of the watch and the fact it does not have a water-resistant Oyster case.

The present watch, the Rolex Stelline Square Bubbleback, is a remarkable opportunity for a discerning collector to get a possibly unique piece from the crowned manufacturer.

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Payment Information

You must pay the full amount due (including any additional charges) no later than March 16, 2017. This applies even if you wish to export the lot and an export license is required. You will not acquire title and own the lot until all amounts due to Christie’s have been received by Christie’s in full, cleared funds.
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Collection Notice
Due to impending weather in the New York area, collection of property will not be available on Tuesday, March 14th from the Christie's Rockefeller Office.

Conditions of Sale
This lot is offered by Christie's eCommerce SA