Today's offering showcases this gorgeous example of one of the company's distinctive and fine 1940's ladies dress watches.
Complete with its 18K gold case that features elegant lugs done in an unusual stepped pattern and a complementary silver dial (face), it possesses timeless elegance and class. While many of the company's similar ladies dress watches from the era were very nice, this example is a little unusual in the beauty of its case design
Unlike most ladies dress Rolexes from the era that have braided cloth or horsehair bands, this one has been fitted with a beautiful braided 18K gold band that really enhances the look of the watch and allows it to fit any size wrist. It is a perfect complement to it.
Powering this gem is a fine, early Rolex timekeeping mechanism. Featuring Rolex's patented Super Balance system as well as possessing a tonneau shape for longer running reserve and more accurate timekeeping, it employed Rolex's premier movement technology for the era.
It is in pleasing original condition. The case is in excellent condition with one light indention in the back. The serial number is still clearly intact. The dial is original and untouched. Fine original dials on these watches are becoming harder and harder to find.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
It has been freshly cleaned and oiled by our watchmaker and presents in very pleasing condition.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 319,058
Year made: c. 1945
Model: Ref. 4416
Designed for: Women
Case material: 18K yellow gold
Case markings (inside): Rolex, 31 Victoires De Haute Precision, Geneve Suisse, 18K, 0,750, 4416
Case condition: Excellent. One light indention area on the back light signs of having been polished.
Dimensions: 19mm diameter, 36.5mm long lug tip-to-tip (excluding crown)
Dial: Silver, painted gold and black baton indices, signed Rolex, original and untouched, warmed to a sepia tone giving it a true vintage look. Please inquire if you would like a high quality restoration.
Hands: Gold batons
Movement type: High grade, signed Rolex, manually wound, Super Balance system, 17 jewels
Movement markings: Rolex Precision, Suisse, 17 Rubis, Patented Super Balance
Band: Beautiful braided 18K gold band, complements the watch perfectly, solid 18K gold clasp, currently fits a wrist up to approx. 8.5 inches, can be shortened to fit even the smallest wrist
Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
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.
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.