Today's offering showcases this rare 9K Art Deco tonneau Rolex made in 1938.
In the first decade after the turn of the twentieth century when someone referred to a gentleman's watch they most often meant one object - a large, timing instrument kept in the pocket. That changed in part because of Hans Wilsdorf, a true legend in timekeeping history, who founded Rolex Watch Co. in 1908. When the first World War erupted, demand rose sharply for these novel watches as Allied servicemen needed a more suitable way to a access their vital timepieces.
At the close the of the war, watch company's continued further down the path of having wristwatches eventually replace pocket watches as the timepiece of choice.
At the heart of the Art Deco era, shortly after their release of the very first Oyster watches and before they began to specialize in mostly sport watches, Rolex crafted dress wristwatches of very fine quality.
This very fine Art Deco Rolex features a pleasing tonneau case and fine hunter caliber Rolex handwound movement.
The centerpiece of this watch is its awesome original two-tone dial - our photos couldn't begin to do it justice!
Its four sections alternate between looking like the lighter or the darker sections depending on the angle the light hits it as the watch moves on the wrist. And it is in fabulous condition with lovely matching luminous on the numbers and hands.
While many vintage watches from the era tended to be smaller in size, this watch, while not large, was larger than average size for the era.
Its case is near mint plus with strong unpolished stamping. Its wonderful original dial presents beautifully.
Its high-grade Rolex movement with patented Super Balance is in very pleasing condition.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a new mineral glass crystal.
For the finishing touch we have installed a new Hirsch diamond calf leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Don't miss the chance to own a rare and pleasing solid gold Rolex with gorgeous dial!
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no: 57,951
Year cased: 1938
Functions: Hours, Minutes and sub seconds
Designed for: Men
Case material: 9K rose gold
Case markings (inside): Rolex, 7 World Records, Gold Metal, Geneve-Suisse, 9K, precious metal hallmarks
Case condition: Near mint plus with light wear and a couple of pin pricks
Dial: Two-tone silver with four sections - opposite sections have the same finish, luminous Arabic numerals, outer minute/second gradiation, luminous "baton" hands, signed Rolex, original, near mint plus condition with light aging
Dimensions: 25mm wide (excluding crown), 40mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, blued steel "luminous batons"
Movement type: High grade, signed Rolex, 15 jewels, with rare patented Super Balance, manually wound, rhodium plated, Breguet overcoil hairspring, index regulator
Movement markings: Rolex, Swiss Made, 15 Rubis
Jewels: 15 rubies
Band: Hirsch top grain calf leather, designed for fixed lug watches, gold tone unsigned buckle
Crystal : Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee
We offer a 100%
satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way
unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime
within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our
client's expectations throughout the buying experience.
All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially
constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All
watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic
shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail,
and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier.
International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.
The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any
required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and
taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.
Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be
guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not
recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed
to be waterproof.