Rolex Datocompax 4768 'Jean-Claude Killy'

Rolex Datocompax from 1947, housed in a steel and rose-gold case with fancy lugs.

Museum Piece
Rolex 4768Rolex is known for their sturdy and reliable watches and made very few complicated once.

Introduction

Rolex Datocompax from 1947, housed in a steel and rose-gold case with fancy lugs. This non-Oyster "Jean-Claude Killy" is a grailwatch and deserves a spot in the history of most interesting Rolex models ever produced! Besides its elegant case and complicated movement, there is something more mind-blowing! The dial features a rare lay-out with the tachymeter scale between the blue date indication and minute track. Furthermore the square faceted indices, Arabic twelve and Rolex coronet are "sunken" into the dial.This museum piece comes in all original condition and is in a lovely condition. Lugs are still very strong, serial number and coronet engraving on the back visible. The original box and (open) papers are still supplied with the watch, as well as a vintage Rolex strap and buckle.

Description

Rolex 4768Rolex is known for their sturdy and reliable watches and made very few complicated once. One of their most advanced piece is the  “Datocompax”, an anti-magnetic piece featuring a chronograph function next to a complete calendar. The history of this achievement starts with the 4768 and was launched already in the 40’s! This reference is the only “Jean-Claude Killy” (the Datocompax is nicknames after the best skier in the history) that is a non-Oyster. This allowed Rolex more room for the case design, resulting in a stunning piece with fancy lugs. This rare watch was produced in very small quantities as probably no more than 200 pieces were ever made.