Today's offering showcases this gorgeous example of one of the company's distinctive and fine 1940's ladies dress watches.
Complete with its 14K rose gold case that features distinctive large hinged lugs and a complementary salmon dial (face), it has timeless elegance and class.
Powering this gem is a fine, early Rolex timekeeping mechanism. Featuring Rolex's patented Super Balance system as well as possessing a tonneau shape for longer running reserve and more accurate timekeeping, it employed Rolex's premier movement technology for the era.
The movement is higher grade than those normally found in the company's dress watches from this era and was originally adjusted to two positions. It is also earlier than most similar watches which were made in the mid-1940's.
While many of the company's similar ladies dress watches from the era were very nice, this example is a little unusual in the beauty of its case design and the quality of its movement.
It has all of its original parts except for the winding crown which was replaced in vintage times, and its handwound movement has just finished a restoration by our two watchmakers including our Master Watchmaker that was nearly two-years in length. Photos of the inside available upon request.
Its case is in pleasing condition. Its dial is a nice restoration that is nearly as old as the watch and looks original to the eye.
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.: 62,936
Year made: c. 1938
Model: Ref. 3911
Designed for: Women
Case material: 14K rose gold
Case markings (inside): Rolex, 31 Victoires De Haute Precision, Geneve Suisse, 14K, 0,585, 3911 - it has numerous hand-engraved watchmaker's markings showing an incredibly extensive service history...about as many as we have seen.
Case condition: Excellent
Dimensions: 16mm diameter, 32mm long lug tip-to-tip (excluding crown)
Dial: Salmon, painted black Art Deco Arabic indices, signed Rolex, restored in vintage times. Please inquire if you would like a new high quality restoration.
Hands: Blue steel "batons", original
Movement type: High grade, signed Rolex, manually wound, rectangular, rhodium plated, Super Balance system, 17 jewels, adjusted to two positions
Movement markings: Rolex, Geneve, Swiss, 17 Jewels, Adj. to 2 Pos., Patented Super Balance
Band: Rose gold snake design, appears original, the clasps are rose gold filled; it is unknown if the bracelet itself is solid gold or gold-filled; safety clasp, fits a wrist up to approx. just a hair over 6 inches, excellent condition
Crystal: Excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, its handwound movement has just finished a restoration by our two watchmakers including our Master Watchmaker that was nearly two-years in length.
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.
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.