Today's offering showcases this gorgeous example of one of the company's distinctive and fine early ladies dress watches.
Built c. 1927 it has timeless elegance and class. Complete with its rectangular 9K gold stepped case and classic silver dial, it has an understated Art Deco appeal.
Powering this gem is an early Rolex timekeeping mechanism. Featuring a tonneau shape with larger mainspring barrel at one end opposite a large balance wheel for longer running reserve and more accurate timekeeping, it employed Rolex's fine movement technology for the era.
It has all of its original parts down to the hands and winding crown and original 9K bracelet with interesting design - generally a bracelet either separates at the clasp or has expansion links. This bracelet has both, a combination we don't ever recall having on a bracelet that we've owned.
Its case is in better than near mint condition with original reference and serial numbers strongly intact. Its dial is a nice restoration done in vintage times.
One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement making it ready for immediate enjoyment (a $795 value).
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 20,859
Year made: c. 1927
Model: Ref. 2629
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 9K gold
Case markings (inside): Rolex, 25 Worlds Records, Geneva Suisse, .375, - it has numerous hand-engraved watchmaker's markings showing its service history.
Case condition: Better than near mint with light signs of polishing and very slight wear
Dimensions: 13.5mm diameter, 31mm long lug tip-to-tip (excluding crown)
Dial: Silver with raised silver Arabic numerals, signed Rolex Precision, restored in vintage times. Please inquire if you would like a new high quality restoration.
Hands: Blue steel "epees", original
Movement type: High grade, signed Rolex, manually wound, rectangular, rhodium plated, 15 jewels
Movement markings: Rolex, Geneve, Swiss, Fab. Suisse, 15 Jewels
Band: 9K gold, original, fits a wrist up to approx. 6.5 inches without using expansion springs - springs can enlarge it to approx. 7 inches at max stretch, excellent condition
Crystal: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our Master Watchmakers has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components, reassembling and lubricating the movement making it ready for immediate enjoyment (a $795 value).
Timing: Timed 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 extremely experienced team of four Master Watchmakers all of whom each have over thirty-five years of experience and a large number of parts. One used to be the watchmaker for an authorized Rolex dealership and was given special training by Rolex at their Beverly Hills Service Center.
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.