Today's offering showcases this uncommon example of one of the company's distinctive and fine 1940's ladies dress watches.
Complete with its steel and gold gold case that features elegant dropping lugs and a light silver dial (face), it has a timeless elegance and class.
The desirable original double-signed dial has just slightly warmed giving it a true vintage look.
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 most ref. 4211 were made in one of the varieties of solid gold, this uncommon example fully built at the Rolex factory in Switzerland and made specifically for W. Rosch is crafted from steel and gold. W. Rosch was a retailer in Bern, Switzerland.
We were fortunate to acquire it in pleasing all-original condition down to the dial, hands, and correctly unsigned original winding crown. The dial is untouched and the case is near mint still retaining its original Rolex factory stamped coronet. On the wrist it presents beautifully! On the wrist its case presents as just short of perfect mint with strong, crisp lines.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
For the finishing touch we have installed a new black cord strap designed to replicate a vintage style that adjusts to fit virtually any size wrist 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, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.
Country of origin: Switzerland, it appears to have been made for the U.S. market
Serial no.: 391,479
Year built: c. 1946
Model: Ref. 4211
Designed for: Women
Case material: Stainless steel and solid yellow gold
Case markings (inside): Rolex, Geneve Suisse, 4211, Stainless Steel, Swiss
Case markings (outside): Rolex factory stamped coronet, remnants of case number
Case condition: On the wrist it presents beautifully. Its has one indention in the back, and it still retains is Rolex coronet stamped on the outside of the back. On the wrist its case presents as just short of perfect mint with strong, crisp lines.
Dimensions: 17.3mm diameter, 35mm long lug tip-to-tip (excluding crown)
Dial: Light silver, double signed W. Rosch and Rolex, gold applied baton and dot indices, original and untouched. Please inquire if you would like it expertly restored.
Hands: Original, gold batons
Movement type: High grade, original signed Rolex, manually wound, tonneau, Super Balance system, 17 jewls
Movement markings: 17 Rubis, Swiss, Suisse
Band: Black cord, designed to replicate the look from the period, fits a wrist of virtually any size - from approx. 8 at the largest yet designed to be cut down to fit even the smallest wrist
Crystal type: Mineral glass, excellent condition
Serviced: Yes, one of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it.
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.