Stunning Mid-1950’s Solid 14ct Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gents Vintage Watch

The Overview

This is a simply beautiful example of the solid 14ct gold Rolex Oyster dating from the mid-1950’s – sadly and like a lot of gold watches from this period we cannot read the serial number in full so can’t give it an exact year (Rolex printed the serial number between the lugs under the ‘6’ baton but this tended to get badly worn with the bracelet rubbing against it and polishing). We know it’s mid-1950’s from the dial style, inside case reference and movement.

The solid 14ct gold case is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs of wear. The original Rolex signed steel dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standards and is classically Rolex. The applied gold batons and original gold dauphine hands provide a lovely contrast to the dial and are perfectly framed by the slim solid gold fluted bezel (they were slightly slimmer in the 1950’s). The very high grade Rolex signed automatic movement is again in very good condition and very rarely it’s the ‘butterfly’ rotor version – Rolex only used this rotor on a limited number of movements and it’s so called due to the antenna style cut outs on the rotor. The movement has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. To complete this beautiful piece we’ve added a new, high quality, dark brown crocodile skin strap with an aftermarket gold plated Rolex buckle.

Watches of this quality and in this condition are extremely rare and highly sought after – if history is any judge they will only increase in value.

As mentioned, it has just been serviced by my watchmaker and, in view of the high-grade Swiss movement, I will include a 3 month guarantee on the movement which is long enough for you to assess the working order.

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The Case

The solid 14ct gold case is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs of wear. The case measures 33 mm’s across, excluding the Rolex signed winding crown, and 40 mm’s long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland Patented’ and the case number is ‘6567’. It also has the appropriate hallmarks for solid 14ct gold.

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The Dial

The original Rolex signed steel dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standards and is classically Rolex. The applied gold batons and original gold dauphine hands provide a lovely contrast to the dial and are perfectly framed by the slim solid gold fluted bezel (they were slightly slimmer in the 1950’s). The dial is signed ‘Rolex Oyster Perpetual’, ‘Officially Certified Chronometer’ and ‘Swiss’.

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The Movement

The very high grade Rolex signed automatic movement is again in very good condition and very rarely it’s the ‘butterfly’ rotor version – Rolex only used this rotor on a limited number of movements and it’s so called due to the antenna style cut outs on the rotor. The movement has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. The movement is signed ‘Rolex Perpetual Patented’, ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Swiss’, ‘Twenty Five 25 Jewels’, ‘Adjusted 5 Positions and Temperature’ and the calibre is ‘1030’. The movement number is N764655.

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The Strap

To complete this beautiful piece we’ve added a new, high quality, dark brown crocodile skin strap with an aftermarket gold plated Rolex buckle. We also the Hirsch franchise and can supply any colour/material in the their range.

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Couriering and Pre-Delivery Check

We use the Royal Mail’s Guaranteed next day service for UK sales and DHL for all overseas shipping. All our watches are fully serviced, but prior to couriering each one will undergo a 3 day pre-delivery check to ensure the watch is in perfect condition.

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Service, Repair and Refurbishment

Our association with the best of the industry allows us to offer a limited number quality servicing and repair for most of the famous Swiss brands; such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier, as well as Omega, Longines, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, IWC, Breguet, and a wide range of complications.

In collaboration with our watchmaker, we offer the following services:

Watch Repairs

Watch Servicing

Watch Restoration

Case Refinishing

Case Repair and Complete Restoration

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The Conclusion

This is a rare and highly collectable vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch.

Chris 0044 (0)7917 100927

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