|Condition: (What's This?)||Vintage|
||Moonphase Padellone 8171|
|Feature/Movement:||Manual movement, moonphase sub dial, triple calendar w/ day and month wheels, and date chapter ring|
|Case:||Very good stainless steel 38mm case w/ strong lugs.|
|Dial:||White w/ Arrowhead hour markers and feuille hands.|
|Bracelet:||Complimentary black leather strap w/ tang clasp.|
|Comments:||This classic Rolex reference 8171comes with Bob's certificate of authenticity, 3-day satisfaction guarantee and one year warranty|
By Paul Altieri,
The Rolex reference 8171 is nicknamed the "Padellone", Italian for "large frying pan", due to its large 38mm size and shape resembling a frying pan. It is one of only two Rolex models to feature a moon phase indicator. Many consider this the ultimate connoisseur's watch due to their rarity and elegance. These watches also indicated the day, date, and month, providing the wearer with a "complete calendar". The original dials on the reference 8171 in steel watches are a beautiful beige color. The reference 8171 was made in yellow gold and pink gold, but the most desirable models were made in steel. Steel models also featured the word "PRECISION" on the dials. Among steel models, there were versions where the hands and markers were in yellow gold as well as versions were the hands and markers were in steel, such as on the present watch. The version with steel hands and markers is more desirable today.
*All Pre-Owned Rolex watches are guaranteed to be 100% genuine and certified authentic. All watches are shipped to fit the average size wrist (7 1/4" - 7 1/2" for men and 6 1/4" - 6 1/2" for women). Additional links can be purchased if needed.