Today's offering showcases this rare and very interesting Rolex cabriolet clock watch made between the Wars in 1928.
By the 1920's, Rolex had shifted the majority of its production to wristwatches however they continued to make a relatively small number of traditional pocket watches and a very few other timepieces. The convertible clock featured in this offering is an example of this phenomenon.
We are pleased to offer it. It exhibits fine European Art Deco period design in both its case and dial. Functionally, its case has foldable parts so that it can be displayed on a desk or placed on a table as a travel clock or even carried as a purse watch. It can also be used as a pendant hung from a chain.
Its case is based on the British invention patent No. 265 886, delivered on February 17, 1927, to Carl Friedrich Bosch, Pforzheim, Baden (Germany), for a “Improvements in or relating to Clocks”; also patented in Germany, Switzerland, U.S.A. and France.
It is decorated with fine Tuxedo pinstriping on the front and the back and also on both sides. Sterling silver and signed Rolex, it bears hallmarks for Glasgow from 1928. Powering the watch is its original Rolex signed movement.
It remains in original condition.
Its case presents in excellent condition with fairly light to moderate wear and some loss of fine engraving detail. Its two-tone silver dial is also in excellent condition with fairly mild aging. And its high grade movement is very clean.
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, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new mainspring, polishing the pivots, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (an $895 value).
Amazingly after nearly a century, it continues to keep very accurate time.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Accompanying it is what appears to be its original 8.5 inch silver chain with interesting terminal clip that is hallmarked.
Note: This clock watch was previously sold by Antiquorum.
Don't miss the chance to own this fascinating piece of Rolex history.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Year made: 1928
Case number: 63,677
Functions: Hours, Minutes
Setting type: Stem wind, stem set
Case material: Sterling silver
Case design: Opens, closes, and hold the watch upright for display.
Weight: 57.4 grams
Case condition: Excellent condition with fairly light to moderate wear and some loss of fine engraving detail
Dimensions: 30mm diameter by 36mm height
Dial: Two-tone silver with black painted Art Deco Arabic indexes, outer minute track, luminous dot, original
Hands: Original, blued steel "clovers"
Movement type: Very high grade keyless watch, nickel plated, straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensation balance, Breguet balance spring
Crystal: Mineral glass, mint condition
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, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, installing a new mainspring, polishing the pivtos, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (an $895 value).
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping very accurate time.
Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. 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.
Box/Papers: BOX - Soft black watch pouch; 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.