Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Most Complicated Rolex Ever Made...

Rolex Triple Date Chronograph [Reference 6236]
The Most Complicated Rolex Ever Made

Recently we saw how the Rolex Explorer II with orange hands was falsely dubbed "The Steve McQueen" but Steve McQueen never wore one. To the best of my investigative knowledge the same thing happened with the Rolex shown below which was also falsely dubbed as "The Jean-Claude Killy." I have NEVER seen any photographic evidence to suggest that Jean-Claude Killy ever wore this watch.

One of these days, I will write a definitive guide to falsely dubbed Rolex watches. That being said, the Rolex 6236 Triple-Date Chronometer is a beautifully designed complicated Rolex. The thing that surprised me when I first saw one in person was how small it was!!! I was expecting it to me like a modern Rolex Daytona at 40mm but it could not have been more than 36mm.