1957 Rolex Ladies Vintage Watch, 18K Gold - Rare & Beautiful Crown Design


Item No. 6690

In the 1950's while making many more sporting Oystel style watches, Rolex crafted special dress wristwatches to meet the needs of their female clientele.

The rare and beautiful ladies wristwatch featured in today's offering is a wonderful example of one of those pieces. Featuring a very classic case 18K gold with special "crown" style lugs, suggestive of Rolex's coronet symbol, a silver dial, and a fine Rolex mechanism, this gem fits 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 lug decoration, embodying classic 1950's vintage style
  • Solid 18K 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 creation.
  • High quality Rolex Precision mechanism with dual shock absorbers
  • SIlver dial with distinctive markers
  • Original jewelers 14K band - presumably sold and fitted in the U.S. at the time of the original sale

We were fortunate to acquire this uncommon and classic Rolex in pleasing condition. Its elegant and somewhat avant-garde gold case is in excellent condition and still retains its lightly stamped serial number and Rolex coronet on the case back. Its silver dial appears to have been restored in vintage times. Its high-grade Rolex movement is running true.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment. Photos of the inside available upon request.

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.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Serial no.: 248,673
  • Year built: c. 1957
  • Functions: Hours and minutes
  • Designed for: Women
  • Case material: 18K gold
  • Case markings (inside): Montres Rolex S.A., Geneva Switzerland, 18K, 9060
  • Case condition: Excellent with light wear
  • Dimensions: 16mm wide (excluding crown), 28mm long lug tip-to-tip
  • Dial: Silver, distinctive gold applique faceted markers, appears to have been restored in vintage times. Please inquire if you would like a fresh expert restoration.
  • Hands: Original, 'alphas', gold
  • Movement type: High grade Rolex, manually wound, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, dual shock absorbers, index regulator
  • Movement markings: Montres Rolex, 17 Jewels, Adjusted, ROW, Swiss
  • Band: Original jewelers 14K band - presumably sold and fitted in the U.S. at the time of the original sale, snake mesh style, fits a wrist of approx. 6 inches, length can be adjusted by a jeweler, clasp marked 14K gold
  • Serviced: 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.
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, mint condition
  • Warranty: 1-year international 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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