Today's offering showcases this rare 9K Art Deco Officer's style Rolex made in 1927.
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, right 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 Officer's style Rolex features a pleasing cushion case, enamel dial, and larger than usual Rolex handwound movement. While many vintage watches from the era tended to be smaller in size, this watch was larger than average size for the style.
Complementing the dial are its very cool and rare "Romaine doubles" style hands. Seldom will you find a Rolex with these.
Its hallmark indicates it went through the assay office in Glasgow, Scotland in 1927.
Its case is better than near mint. Its wonderful enamel dial presents very nicely. It has one area of wear between four and five - otherwise it is very clean.
Its rare, high-grade, and larger-than-usual Rolex movement stamped "Breguet Hairspring" is very pleasing condition.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it 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 Officer's style Rolex.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no: 46,446
Year cased: 1927
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Men
Case material: 9K gold
Case markings (inside): Rolex, 20 World's Records, Geneve-Suisse, 9K, Glasgow hallmarks
Case condition: Better than near mint with light wear at the opening groove
Dial: White enamel with black painted Art Deco styled numerals, signed Rolex, one area of partially previously restored wear between four and five - otherwise it is very clean
Dimensions: 32mm wide (excluding crown), 37mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Blued steel "Romaines doubles"
Movement type: High grade, signed Rolex, 15 jewels, with rare "Breguet Hairspring" designation describing that its beating heart is the overcoil type invented by Abraham-Louis Breguet, manually wound, rhodium plated, very nicely finished, index regulator
Movement markings: Rolex, Swiss Made, Breguet Hairspring, 15 Rubies
Jewels: 15 rubies
Band: Top grain leather, designed for fixed lug watches, gold tone unsigned buckle
Crystal: 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.