Today's offering showcases this rare and exquisite Rolex creation. It is original and fully Rolex.
It is a special creation and given its style it likely was made for Bucherer - according to Bucherer advertisement from the period, watches similar to this were made exclusively for the Swiss retailer. As Hess and Dowling state in their authoritative work on Rolex, watches like this are, "in fact, the last hand made Rolex watches."
Bejeweled with seventy-six (76) diamonds, the 18K white Rolex gold case is absolutely stunning! Showcasing a beautiful open geometric design with full large brilliant diamond bezel and two sections of baguettes, this cocktail watch as it is called, added the perfect finishing touch to outfits worn to galas, award ceremonies, or other special gatherings. It is hinged in two places to better fit the contour of the wrist.
The brilliant diamonds are white, near flawless, and full of fire as one would expect from original Rolex factory set diamonds.
We were fortunate to acquire this important Rolex in pleasing all-original condition, down to the untouched dial, hands and signed winding crown. It has a beautiful fancy brick link bracelet.
Its case is in excellent condition. Its original silver dial is gorgeous mint.
Our Master Watchmaker, our highest level watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Rolex parts, installing a new mineral glass crystal, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $795 value).
Photos of the inside available upon request. For the finishing touch we have meticulously detailed it 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 full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate. Also accompanying it is a Certificate of Authenticity from eBay and their new professional watch authentication team.
If you are looking for a true treasure for that special someone in your life, this is it. Modern Rolexes don't match the charm and romance of this vintage original.
Country of origin: Switzerland
Serial no.: 1,083,836
Year built: c. 1964
Functions: Hours and Minutes
Model: Ref. 2116
Designed for: Women
Case material: 18K white gold with diamonds
Case markings (inside): Montres Rolex S.A., Geneva, 18K, Geneva, Coronet logo, Swiss Liberty Head hallmark, 2116
Case condition: Excellent with only slight wear and some opening marks where the case is designed to come apart for servicing
Dimensions: 15.5mm wide (excluding crown) 44mm long lug tip-to-tip
Dial: Light silver, signed Rolex and Precision, white gold baton indexes, original, mint condition
Hands: Original, white gold 'alphas'
Movement type: Signed Rolex, rhodium plated, 17 ruby jewels, Kif-flex shock resistance in two places, self-compensating flat balance spring, index regulator
Movement Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: 18K white gold, stamped, classic brick link design, size to fit a wrist up to approx. just under 6.2 inches, safety chain, near mint plus condition. The length could be adjusted by a jeweler.
Crystal type: Mineral glass, vintage, excellent condition
Serviced: Our Master Watchmaker, our highest level watchmaker, has fully serviced the watch which consists of fully disassembling the movement, carefully inspecting each part, replacing any overly worn components with genuine Rolex parts, installing anew mineral glass crystal, reassembling and lubricating the movement, and extensive timing testing and regulation (a $795 value).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate; Also accompanying it is a Certificate of Authenticty from eBay and their new professional watch authentication team.
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.