Today's offering showcases this rare and handsome Art Deco tonneau Rolex. As a mens midsize, it is well-suited for someone with smaller wrists.
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 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 "bow tie" 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 movements on the wrist.
It is double signed "Prouds", the long-established Australian jeweler for whom the watch was made.
Its original silver case is excellent condition with only light wear and light rippling to the back. Its wonderful dial is original and untouched with even natural aging and patina.
Our Master Watchmaker, our highest level watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Rolex parts, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $795 value).
It is keeping incredibly accurate time for a Rolex of this vintage, running within eleven seconds per day in our face-up testing position.
For the finishing touch we have installed a new 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 and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Don't miss the chance to own a rare Art Deco Rolex with original bow tie dial.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the Australian market
Designed for: Men - today a unisex size
Case material: Sterling silver
Case: Signed Rolex, two-body, polished, 28mm wide (excluding crown - 29.5mm including), 35mm long lug tip-to-tip
Case markings (inside): Rolex, 25 World's Records, 22645, STG. SIL.
Case condition: Excellent condition with only light wear and light rippling to the back. Please inquire if you would like it polished.
Dial: Two-tone silver with four sections - opposite sections have the same finish, luminous Arabic numerals, outer minute gradation, luminous hands, signed Rolex and Prouds, original and untouched with even natural aging and patina.
Hands: Original, blued steel luminous "lances"
Movement type: High grade, signed Rolex, 15 jewels, manually wound, rhodium plated, Breguet overcoil hairspring, index regulator
Movement markings: Rolex Hairspring, Swiss Made, 15 Rubies
Jewels: 15 rubies
Band: Swiss made, top grain calf leather, designed for fixed lug watches equipped with aftermarket Rolex style buckle
Crystal : Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker, our highest level watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Rolex parts, installing anew mineral glass crystal, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $795 value) making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping incredibly accurate time for a Rolex of this vintage, running within eleven seconds per day in our face-up testing position. 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
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.