While busy developing their Oyster case, Rolex also crafted lady's pieces to meet the needs of their wealthy female clients. The fine wristwatch featured in this offering is an example of one of these very early Lady Rolex timepieces made for the English market.
The centerpiece of this century old watch is its dial with black Roman numerals and distinctive red 12. It is light silver in tone and restored in vintage times.
Powering this gem is a fine, early Rolex "Rebberg" timekeeping mechanism housed in its original 9K gold case made by Dennison for Rolex that bears hallmarks for Birmingham.
As one of the world's first wristwatches, the wonderful transitional watches showcase their pocket watch heritage with their wide bezel, spade hands, and onion style winding crowns. Born before the days of constant brand focused marketing, these very early pieces are often not outwardly signed Rolex - they are only signed on the case and movement.
Its solid gold case, lightly tinted rose in color, is in excellent condition and its Rolex movement is very clean.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is running well.
For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new black cord strap that replicates the look of the original 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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Case number: 146401
Year built: 1918
Functions: Hours and minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 9K rose gold
Case markings (inside): Dennison Watch Case Co. A.L.D. 9C, precious metal hallmarks from Birmingham assay office. The case was made by A.L. Dennison for Rolex. Dennison built Rolex cases for the English market.
Case condition: Excellent with only light wear
Dimensions: 26.5mm wide (excluding crown), 37mm long lug tip-to-tip.
Dial: Silver, black painted Roman numerals with red 12, restored in vintage times
Hands: Blue steel, original, spade
Movement type: Signed Rolex, "Rebberg" movement, manually wound, 15 ruby jewels, lever, nickel plated decorated, index regulator
Movement markings: Rolex, 15 Jewels, Swiss Made
Movement Jewels: 15 rubies
Band: Black cord, designed to replicate the look from the period, gold tone unsigned clasp, fits virtually any size wrist and designed to be cut down for a smaller wrist, brand new
Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled
Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is running very accurately for a watch like this, although early ladies watches like this one often only operate with general accuracy, not total precision timing. 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 international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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.