Today's offering showcases this gorgeous example of one of the company's distinctive and fine 1940's ladies dress watches.
Complete with its 18K rose gold case that features elegant dropping lugs done in an unusual block pattern 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 1940's dress watches and is similar to their chronometer movements from the era, timed in six positions.
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 been freshly cleaned and oiled by our watchmaker and presents in very pleasing condition. All of the original hallmarks and stamping including the serial number are still clearly intact.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 347,747
Year made: c. 1945
Model: Ref. 4381
Designed for: Women
Case material: 18K rose gold
Case markings (inside): Rolex, 31 Victoires DeHaute Precision, Geneve Suisse, 18K, 0,750, 4381
Case condition: Just short of mint with light signs of polishing
Dimensions: 25mm diameter, 34mm long lug tip-to-tip (excluding crown)
Dial: Salmon, painted baton indices, signed Rolex, restored in vintage times. Please inquire if you would like a new high quality restoration.
Hands: Rose gold batons
Movement type: High grade, signed Rolex, manually wound, round, Super Balance system, 18 jewels, adjusted for six positions
Band: Black cord, period with period gold-plated clasp, two size settings in clasp, fits a wrist up to approx. just 7 inches on larger setting, can be shortened to fit even the smallest wrist
Crystal type: Mineral glass, mint condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
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; 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.