Lot 237

Lot 237

A Panerai Type D Model 3646 Military Wristwatch

with Rolex 17 Rubis movement with domed perspex glass, the crown stamped Brevet with Swiss Cross, black face and blue steeled hands, stainless steel body and lugs and brown leather strap, the interior of the case stamped Brevetee Rolex S.A. Geneve, Suisse 31 Victoires Haute Precision 3646, 260698
Manufactured by the Italian Company Panerai and using Rolex movements, it is believed to be one of only 618 made between 1941 and 1943. These watches originally produced for the German and Italian Navy and used by Frogmen operating amongst other things Maiale (Pig) type manned torpedoes
The domed perspex glass with small abrasions and scratches, the blue steel hands with luminescent paint have slight corrosion, bezel edge with slight abrasions and ingrained dirt, back plate with numerous small scratches, edge with small nicks and abrasions, leather strap in used condition

Sold £54,500
Sale 23rd September 2016

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