Today's offering showcases this uncommon and beautiful example of one of the company's distinctive and fine 1940's ladies dress watches.
We have owned many examples of similar watches in 14K, 18K, and yellow and rose gold, and even in all steel. This very uncommon example is the first we've owned in two-tone and the gold is rose gold, nonetheless! It makes a beautiful and rarely seen combination.
The special case, which features elegant large faceted lugs and a light silver dial (face), has a 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.
It is fully Rolex down to the dial, hands, and winding crown. The dial is a vintage restoration. Please inquire if you would like a fresh expertly done restoration.
Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled the movement. For the finishing touch we have installed a new black cord strap that adjusts to fit virtually any size wrist.
Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international 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.: 428,035
Year made: c. 1946
Model: Ref. 4454
Designed for: Women
Case material: Stainless steel and rose gold
Case markings (inside): Rolex, Geneve Suisse, Acier Inoxydable, 4454
Case condition: Excellent. Light opening marks on back. Appears never to have been polished. All markings on the back are clear.
Dimensions: 18.8mm diameter, 38.5mm long lug tip-to-tip (excluding crown)
Dial: Light silver, gold applied Arabic and dot indices, signed Rolex, vintage restoration. Please inquire if you would like a fresh expertly done restoration
Hands: Original, batons
Movement type: High grade, original signed Rolex, manually wound, tonneau, Super Balance system, 17 jewls
Movement markings: Rolex, Geneve, 17 Rubis, Swiss, Super Balance
Band: Black cord, gold-plated clasp, fits any size wrist up to approx. 7.5 inches, can be shortened to fit even the smallest wrist
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, 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.