You don’t need to spend an excessively long time in or around the extravagance watchmaking industry to know about the advanced Rolex works of art like the Submariner, GMT Master II, or the Datejust. Inside the advanced assortment, a couple of more complicated watches exist, similar to the Sky-Dweller, Yacht-Master II, and Cellini Moon Phase. Albeit more uncommon nowadays, complicated watches have had a gigantic influence in the brand’s history.
For model, one of the most uncommon Rolex models, a lot of pursued by overall authorities is reference 8171. This 38mm model highlights a complete schedule with moon stage complication too. It is nicknamed “Padellone” by Italian authorities. It gets this moniker from its measurements corresponding to the time of creation (1949-1952). During that time just about 1,000 models in steel, yellow, or pink 18 ct gold were made. It is unquestionably an appealing piece.
Rolex reference 8171
The case is made in three pieces (the bezel, the “carrure” or “case middle”, and the case back). Along the edges of the “carrure”, past the winding crown, we discover four recessed push-pieces. These consider the change of the schedule. The one situated at 2 o’clock refreshes the month. The 4 o’clock push-piece changes the date. At 8 o’clock, we have the moon stage agent. Furthermore, the last catch, which calls the 10 o’clock position home, can modify the day of the week. The steel “push-back” case back is held to the “carrure” by contact as opposed to the string one would hope to discover on an advanced Rolex.
The dial — which is consistently white for the steel model — has the regular design of the complete schedules of the 1950s. At the highest point of the dial there are the two little windows for the day of the week and the month, and at the base, the sub-dial for the seconds and the moon stage. The date is appeared on the external ring of the dial by a hand ending in a bolt. Regularly, just gold watches were submitted for chronometer affirmation. Indeed, in those years, the developments of the ref. 8171 in steel were not shipped off the C.O.S.C. (the Swiss Office of Chronometer Control). Likewise, this reference has a type 10 1/2 ”’ encompassed by an enemy of attractive metal ring.
Rolex reference 6062
In 1950 Rolex made another complete schedule watch with a moon stage complication. Be that as it may, for this model, reference 6062, a 36mm Oyster case was utilized. All things considered, it is made in just two pieces: monobloc bezel — the “carrure” and a screw-down case back. Fitted to the case center we can again locate the 4 catches for changing the schedule. In a print advert of that time, Rolex depicts the watch along these lines: To be noticed that the four catches, which are generally voluminous, have been completely “combined” onto the case.”
This reference initially had a Super Oyster (S.O.) crown and the accompanying cylinder. This was fill in for the “Twinlock” system. On the dial, at the 12 o’clock position, there are two little rectangular windows for the day of the week and the month. At 6 o’clock, we can see the moon stage sub-dial. Imprinted on that sub-show are the words: OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED CHRONOMETER (OCC). This shows that this model has passed the precision tests.
Produced somewhere in the range of 1950 and 1953
Ref. 6062 was created somewhere in the range of 1950 and 1953. There were 350 models in yellow gold, 50 in pink gold, and a predetermined number in steel. It is fitted with type 9 3/4”’ N.A. (Ref. CPL), which is additionally encircled by an enemy of attractive metal ring. This reference was advanced in Rolex lists as the COSMOGRAPH OYSTER PERPETUAL. It didn’t have a lot of progress at that point. Just the gold model remaining parts present in the authority indexes until 1960.
Today these models accomplish exorbitant costs at the global sell-offs (Phillips by Bacs and Russo sold a Rolex. ref. 6062 — an amazingly uncommon, exceptionally appealing and significant treated steel triple schedule wristwatch with a two-tone dial, moon stage, and arm band — in May 2018 for CHF 1,452,500.
Rolex reference 4113
Perhaps the most extraordinary Rolex observe at any point is the Split-Second Chronograph (Rattrappante) ref. 4113. Only 12 models exist. Furthermore, this model was just made of steel. It has two rectangular pushers. There is a coaxial catch on the crown. The dial, which is extremely attractive, has applied files, just as tachymeter and telemeter scales. Twin focus hands and the 3 o’clock sub-dial hand-off the chronograph information.
The split-seconds chronograph complicated began from the need to quantify the hour of two occasions what start at a similar second however don’t complete at a similar second. Subsequent to starting together, one of the two hands can be halted, consequently deciding the first run through estimation. Another snap makes the halted hand find the first right away. They would then be able to continue their walk together again. Furthermore, one can stop the second hands simultaneously or independently. One can likewise reset the hands at the same time or separately.
Complicated Rolex Watches
Phillips by Bacs and Russo sold a Rolex. ref. 4113 (a phenomenally uncommon, larger than usual tempered steel split-seconds chronograph wristwatch with external blue telemeter and dark tachometer scales) in November 2019 for CHF 1,940,000. Would you like to find out about complicated Rolex Watches? Follow me on Instagram and, most importantly, don’t stop for a second to ask me any inquiries you may have! . Photos and data come from the “Steel Rolex” Book by Giorgia & Guido Mondani accessible at