1953 Rolex Precision Vintage Pre-Cellini Ladies Watch, Ref. 8542 - 18K Gold with Rare Box & Tag


Item No. 5825

Centuries of craftsmanship can be found in this beautiful 18K gold dress watch by Rolex. The exquisite detail of the hand-wrought case complements the classic vintage-styled dial and master-crafted movement.

This ladies Rolex is the perfect accent for the most precious of times. Unlike similar Rolex watches encased in 14K made for the U.S. market, this is a true Swiss Rolex creation.

Here are a few of its features:

  • Elegant and luxurious 18K gold case
  • Classic silver honeycomb dial with white gold markers
  • High grade Rolex mechanism with Super Balance system for greater accuracy

It is fully original down to the dial and hands and likely the winding crown; the Rolex markings on the back show clearly and the serial number remains visible (they are lightly stamped and often no longer show up after the case is polished). Its dial is original and untouched.

Accompanying it is a rare and desirable Rolex clam shell box and tag.

The movement has just been freshly cleaned, oiled, and timed on a state-of-the-art computerized timing system. A new mineral crystal has just been installed.

We chose to leave on its charming original/period expansion bracelet. Please inquire if you would like a different bracelet or a black cord band.

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.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Functions: Hours and Minutes
  • Serial no.: 899,410
  • Year made: c. 1953
  • Model: Precision, ref. 8542
  • Designed for: Women
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case condition: Near mint
  • Case markings (inside): Montres Rolex S.A., Geneva Switzerland, 18K, 8542
  • Dimensions: 14mm diameter (excluding crown), 26mm long
  • Dial: Silver honeycomb with 18K gold dart and spherical indices, original, very good condition. Please inquire if you would like it expertly restored.
  • Hands: Original, gold "feuilles"
  • Movement type: High-grade Rolex, manually wound, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic Super Balance, shock absorber
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Original/period expansion bracelet, gold filled, good condition. Please inquire if you would like a different bracelet or a black cord band.
  • 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.
  • Warranty: 1-year warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • 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.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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