Today's offering showcases this gorgeous original 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 and distinctive barrel lugs and a light silver dial (face), it 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.
While many of the company's similar ladies dress watches from the era were very nice, this example pleases us a little more in the beauty of its case design.
It is fully original down to the dial, hands, and winding crown.
Its case is better than near mint with a crisp hallmark. All of the factory stamping is still intact on the back. Its dial is original and untouched. Please inquire if you would like it refinished.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is keeping very accurate time.
For the finishing touch we have installed a new black cord strap designed to replicate the look from the period.
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.: 390,503
Year made: c. 1946
Model: Ref. 4294
Designed for: Women
Case material: 18K rose gold
Case markings (inside): Rolex, Geneve Suisse, 31 Victoires, De Haute Precision, 18K, 0,750, 4294
Case condition: Better than near mint with a crisp hallmark. All of the factory stamping is still intact on the back.
Dimensions: 16.3mm diameter, 29.5mm long lug tip-to-tip (excluding crown)
Dial: Light silver, gold and black painted baton indices, signed Rolex, untouched original. Please inquire if you would like it refinished.
Hands: Original, gold batons
Movement type: High grade, original signed Rolex, manually wound, tonneau, Super Balance system, 17 jewels
Movement markings: Rolex, Geneve, 17 Rubis, Swiss, Super Balance
Band: Black cord, gold-plated clasp, fits any size wrist up to approx. 7.1 inches, can be shortened to fit even the smallest wrist. If you would like a larger strap, we have new cord straps that can fit virtually any wrist.
Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, one of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping very accurate time. 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.