ROLEX REF. 8171 PADELLONE STAINLESS STEEL
Rolex, Perpetual, Precision, serial no longer visible, No. 249,
Ref. 8171. Made circa 1950.
Very fine and rare, self-winding, antimagnetic, stainless steel
Chronometer wristwatch with triple date, moon phases
Three-body, polished, inclined bezel, concave and curved
lugs, snap-on case back, correctors on the band.
Matte silver with applied steel dart and pyramidal indexes,
Arabic 12, outer minute track, subsidiary dial for the
seconds, outermost graduation for the days of the month
in blue Arabic numerals, apertures for the days of the week,
the months and the moon phases. Steel feuille hands.
Cal. 10 1/2''', rhodium-plated, 22 jewels, straight-line
lever escapement, Super balance, self-compensating Breguet
Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, p. 209.