Today's offering showcases this rare and beautiful 9K rose gold Art Nouveau ladies Rolex.
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 of the war watch company's continued further down the path of having wristwatches eventually replace pocket watches as the timepiece of choice, and watches for women slowly began to enter the mainstream as well.
Shortly after the development of their Oyster case and before they began to specialize in mostly sport watches, Rolex crafted dress wristwatches of very fine quality.
This very fine Art Nouveau Rolex features a classic and beautifully decorated rose gold case, complementary ornately decorated dial, and very high grade Rolex Prima handwound chronometer. The movement is adjusted to run accurately across a full six positions and has an elinvar alloy hairspring feature usually reserved for only the top tier of mens movements.
During this period, after assembly and testing, Rolex labeled their best performing movements with some version of the three-tiered "Prima designation."
It has all of its original parts down to its hands and even rare original Rolex Patent + winding crown.
Its original gold Rolex case is excellent condition with only light wear. It retains strong stamping. Its wonderful dial, has just been restored by one of the leading dial experts in North America. And its very fine Prima-grade Rolex movement is keeping very accurate time.
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).
For the finishing touch it comes installed on what appears to be its original gold-filled complementary bracelet with ornate clasp 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.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Case no: 66,251
Model: Ref. 1327
Year made: 1930's
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 9K rose gold
Case markings (inside): Rolex, 25 World Records, Geneve-Suisse, 9K
Case condition: Excellent condition with only light wear. It retains strong stamping.
Dial: Gold with ornate engraved design, black painted Arabic numerals, signed Rolex, expertly restored
Hands: Original, blued steel "Breguet moons"
Movement type: High grade, Prima rated, signed Rolex, 15 jewels, adjusted to six positions, manually wound, rhodium plated, large ratchet wheel, Elinvar hairspring, index regulator
Movement markings: Rolex Prima, Swiss Made, 15 Rubis, Timed to Six Positions
Jewels: 15 rubies
Band: Original gold-filled complementary bracelet with ornate clasp, sized to fit a wrist of approx. 6.35 inches, presents nicely. Please note that the bracelet is missing one metal piece that originally would have made it so that the deployment clasp was not able to be fully separated. The clasp fully separates now, which makes it easier to get over your hand, but a little harder, trickier to close. Once closed it holds nice and securely.
Crystal : Mineral glass, excellent 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 (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. 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.