In the 1950's and early 60's while making many more sporting Oyster style watches, Rolex crafted special dress wristwatches to meet the needs of their female clientele.
The very rare and beautiful ladies ref. 9473 wristwatch featured in today's offering is a wonderful example of one of those pieces.
While we are not suggesting that it is the only one in existence, we could not find another that has ever come up for sale even after extensive searching.
It features a striking case 18K white gold with unusual retro style lugs, a silver dial, and a fine Rolex mechanism...this gem would fit in well on the wrist of an attorney, executive businesswoman, or any woman desiring to wear a true world-class wristwatch.
Here are a few of this watch's features:
- Rare case with glamorous retro lug decoration, embodying classic late 1950's - early 1960's vintage style. The lugs have both a high polish finish and a Florentine finish that matches the bezel. The finish is Rolex factory applied.
- Solid 18K white gold case - unlike most Rolex's dress style watches for sale in the United States that were cased in 14K gold in the U.S. this is a true all-Swiss Rolex made creation.
- High quality Rolex Precision mechanism with dual shock absorbers
- Classic silver dial
- Original 18K white gold bracelet done in a cool studded design with six high quality original factory set diamonds
Its elegant and somewhat avant-garde white gold case is in very good condition. The back has remnants of wear and moderate signs of previous polishing. The Rolex coronet logo is still lightly visible on the outside of the case back. On the wrist it presents beautifully.
Its silver dial has been previously restored in vintage times. And its high-grade Rolex movement is keeping very accurate time. Photos of the inside available upon request.
One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a period new-old-stock crystal.
For the finishing touch we have carefully detailed it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Accompanying it is its valuable original Rolex box.
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.
Modern Rolexes can't match the charm and romance of this unusual vintage Rolex.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the European market
Model: Ref. 9473
Year built: c. later 1950's to early 1960's
Functions: Hours and minutes
Designed for: Women
Case material: 18K white gold
Case markings (inside): Montres Rolex S.A., Geneva Switzerland, 18K, 9473
Case condition: Very good condition. The back has remnants of wear and moderate signs of previous polishing. The Rolex coronet logo is still lightly visible on the outside of the case back. On the wrist it presents beautifully.
Dimensions: 15.5mm wide (excluding crown), 17mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Silver, white gold applique faceted markers, signed Rolex Precision, restored in vintage times
Hands: Original, 'alphas', white gold
Movement type: High grade Rolex, manually wound, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, dual shock absorbers, index regulator
Movement markings: Rolex, 17 Rubis, Geneve
Band: Original 18K white gold bracelet done in a cool studded design with six high quality original factory set diamonds, sized to fit a wrist slightly under 6.2 inches on larger of the two settings in the clasp, excellent condition
Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it and installed a period correct new-old-stock crystal making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. It is keeping very accurate time.
Crystal type: Acrylic, period correct, new-old-stock
Warranty: 1-year C.O.T. international warranty. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for details. 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 - Valuable original Rolex 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.