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Old Magic of “3-6-9” (Great Luck) August 10, 2010

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The Rolex Explorer had become famous when Sir Hillary and his Napalis guide were at the top of Mount Everest. It was advertized by Rolex that they wore Rolex Explorer… for the mission.

And on its dial the Rolex Explorer placed the number of 3, 6 and 9 respectively on the corresponding hour markers. Hence, Hong Kong collectors called this Explorer with the nickname of “3-6-9”.

In year 2005/6 the established Swiss watch maker Zeno Watch Basel was asked by importers from Hong Kong to produce a certain quantity of automatic wrist watches with the “3-6-9” design simliar to the Rolex Explorer. That is what readers see on this page. It was not sure exactly how many pieces of Zeno Watch “3-6-9” were produced for Hong Kong market, but it was known to be not in big quantity.  I was lucky to come across this piece in Macau.

Here, see for your self. And in comparison with the latest Rolex explorer also in picture provided.

Zeno 3-6-9

Rolex Explorer aka "3-6-9"



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