Today's offering showcases this rare and exquisite Rolex creation from their Princess line.
It is a wonderful creation, and we don't recall ever having seen another example exactly like it. Our web search didn't turn up another example.
Embodying fine Art Deco design, its stunning 18K white gold and diamond case is suggestive of iconic Deco shapes, geometry, and Egyptian revival decoration.
Bejeweled with eight large, original Rolex diamonds, its 18K white gold Rolex case is showstopping! The case is larger and more substantial than most ladies Rolexes from the era...while not large compared to today's watches, it's surprisingly heavy for a vintage with large scrolled hoods.
This cocktail watch added the perfect finishing touch to outfits worn to galas, award ceremonies, or other special gatherings.
The brilliant diamonds are white, near flawless, and full of fire as one would expect from original Rolex factory set diamonds. Our photos couldn't do it justice.
For the movement, Rolex used an unusually high quality engine. It is the ladies version of Rolex's celebrated movement for the famed Prince. Without question the Prince is the most iconic Art Deco Rolex, widely celebrated for its quality, innovative design and luxuriously elegant style, and this Princess model showcases the same qualities in a smaller footprint. It is baguette and features an oversized winding barrel and balance wheel. By placing these two mechanisms at opposite ends of the movement the watch achieves incredible levels of accuracy and carries a longer power reserve, enabling it to run longer and more accurately on a single wind.
Its 18K white gold case is in excellent condition with only light wear. The Rolex factory stamping on the outside is still strong. Its silver dial, which may have been restored in vintage times, is clean.
It comes equipped with an original or period 18K white gold mesh bracelet.
One of our Master Watchmakers, who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker (for many years now Rolex does not "certify" they only "train"), 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 a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $595 value).
If you are looking for a true treasure for that special someone in your life, this is it. Once this one sells you won't find another like it.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year built: c. 1920's
Model: Ref. 4701
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 18K white gold with 8 large Rolex factory set diamonds
Case markings (inside): Rolex, 25 World's Records, Geneva, Suisse, 18K, Liberty Head hallmark, 4701
Case condition: Excellent. One tiny pin prick mark near left corner. Very sharp and crisp unpolished details.
Dimensions: 11mm wide (excluding crown) by 38mm long lug tip-to-tip, 6mm thick
Dial: Light silver, signed Rolex, white gold faceted applied dart and half-spherical indices, bright and clean, likely restored in vintage times
Hands: Original, white gold "diamond" shape
Movement type: Signed Rolex Princess and Precision, baguette, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, self-compensating flat balance spring
Band: Original by the selling jeweler or period 18K white gold mesh bracelet, marked Eszena .765 with hallmark, sized to fit a wrist up to just under 6.7 inches on largest of three clasp settings, better than near mint. The length could be adjusted by a jeweler.
Crystal: Mineral glass, vintage or original, excellent condition with one pin prick blemish on the edge that's difficult to see without magnification
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers who used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealer and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center to be an authorized Rolex watchmaker (for many years now Rolex does not "certify" they only "train"), 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 a new mainspring, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $595 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping amazingly accurate time for a ladies movement from the era. 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.