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June 25, 2018, 12:00 PM EST | New York, NY, US    Timed Auction

Lot 18: ROLEX | A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH DATE CENTER SECONDS AND BRACELET MADE FOR THE SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENT REF 16570 CASE Z360202 EXPLORER II CIRCA 2008

ROLEX | A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH DATE CENTER SECONDS AND BRACELET MADE FOR THE SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENT REF 16570 CASE Z360202 EXPLORER II CIRCA 2008
Estimate: $25,000 - $50,000
    Description: • cal. 3185 nickel lever movement, 31 jewels • black dial, dot, baton and triangular luminous indexes, luminous mercedes hands, magnified aperture for date, outer minute and second division, 24-hour red arrow hand for the second time zone • stainless steel Oyster case, bezel calibrated to 24 units, sapphire glass, screw-down crown and case back engraved with Special Reconnaissance Regiment inseigna • with a stainless steel  Oysterlock bracelet
  • Dimensions: diameter 40 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 205 mm
  • Catalog Note: Accompanied by a certificate mentioning the special Reconnaissance Regiment and stating that it is a limited edition of 139 pieces, instruction booklets, guarantee card, hangtag, a presentation box and outer packaging.

    The Special Reconnaissance Regiment or SRR is a Special Forces Regiment of the British Armed Forces. The SRR was established in 2005 to meet a demand for a special reconnaissance capability and conducts a wide range of classified activities related to covert surveillance and reconnaissance. It is believed to contain between 100 - 300 personnel.

    This watch is number 52 of 139 timepieces, which were part of a special order supplied directly to the Regiment by Rolex.

  • Condition: CASE The case is in overall excellent condition, with some very light surface scratching, indicative of seldom wear. There is a minor scratch on the bezel near the '6'. DIAL The dial is in excellent overall condition with no signs of restoration. The printing remains crisp and intact. MOVEMENT The movement is in excellent overall condition and is running at the time of cataloguing. The date function is operating properly. BRACELET The bracelet is in overall very good condition with some scratching throughout from wear.
    The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation because Sotheby's is not a professional conservator or restorer but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion genuinely held by Sotheby's (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact by Sotheby's). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS (ONLINE ONLY).
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Lot 18: ROLEX | A RARE STAINLESS STEEL AUTOMATIC DUAL TIME ZONE WRISTWATCH WITH DATE CENTER SECONDS AND BRACELET MADE FOR THE SPECIAL RECONNAISSANCE REGIMENT REF 16570 CASE Z360202 EXPLORER II CIRCA 2008
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