1973 Rolex Cellini Vintage Mens Handwound TV Watch, Ref. 3805 - 18K White Gold


Item No. 8550

Today's offering showcases this gorgeous ref. 3805 "TV shaped" Rolex from the Cellini Collection.

Rolex designed the Cellini to be the preeminent symbol of elegance and performance. A premier dress watch, this Cellini has an 18K white gold case, Tiffany & Co. robin's egg blue dial with 18K white gold markers, and high-grade handwound caliber 1600 movement.

It has just finished a true expertly done restoration - it presents in gorgeous condition - a 9.6 out of 10.

The bracelet which is integrated into the case, is signed Rolex but appears to have been a later aftermarket addition done most likely in silver or perhaps in low carat gold. The rest of the watch is fully Rolex.

Its case presents as mint with all of its original markings lightly intact. Its original Rolex dial has been meticulously custom refinished - the printing could pass as Rolex factory done to the naked eye.

A Master Watchmaker has just overhauled the movement, which is quite pristine. It is keeping very accurate time. Photos of the inside available upon request.

For the finishing touch it has been carefully detailed 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.

A nearly half-century old Cellini that presents like new!

Rolex Cellini:
Rolex Cellini watches feature well-executed mechanisms and classic styles. They serve as both a precision wristwatch and a discriminating fashion statement. Phil Michelson has worn a Cellini for a number of years.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Model: Reference 3805, Cellini
  • Serial no.: 3,339,306
  • Year made: c. 1973
  • Functions: Hours & Minutes
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 18K white gold
  • Case condition: Mint
  • Case markings (inside): Montres Rolex S.A., Geneve, Switzerland, 3805
  • Dimensions: 31.5mm diameter (excluding crown)
  • Dial: TIffany & Co. robin's egg blue / turquoise, applied 18K white gold baton indexes, restored to mint condition
  • Hands: Original, white gold batons
  • Movement type: High-grade, manually wound, Cal. 1600, rhodium plated, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber
  • Movement markings: Rolex Geneva Swiss, 18 Rubies, 1600
  • Jewels: 18 rubies
  • Band: Integrated into the case, signed with Rolex coronet but appears to have been a later aftermarket addition done most likely in silver or perhaps low carat gold, two size settings in clasp, designed to fit a wrist up to approx. 7.4 inches on larger setting, presents as mint condition. Length can be adjusted by a jeweler.
  • Serviced: A Master Watchmaker has just overhauled the movement, which is near pristine.
  • 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 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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