Stunning 1962 Solid 18ct Gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual ‘Chronometer’ Gents Vintage Watch

Overview

This is a stunning example of the iconic Rolex Oyster Perpetual dating from 1962. The original and extremely beautiful champagne pearlescent Rolex signed dial is untouched – we usually re-finish dials as this age often has heavy patina but this one’s aged beautifully – please note, the dial is champagne pearlescent and see picture 6 for better idea of the actual colour. This dial is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs of patina. The applied gilt (gold colour) angled hour batons and gilt dauphine hands provide a soft contrast to the dial and are perfectly frame by the solid 18ct gold ‘Thunderbird’ bezel. The solid 18ct Gold Rolex signed case is again in excellent condition. The very high grade Rolex signed Chronometer standard automatic movement is again in excellent condition and has just been serviced by my watchmaker. To complete this iconic watch I’ve added a new, super high quality, Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches dark brown alligator skin strap (these retail at £195.00) with gold plated buckle (we can of change the strap colour/material if required)

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 12 month guarantee on the movement.

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The Case

The solid 18ct Gold Rolex signed case is again in excellent condition and has the very desireable Thuderbird sty;e bezel. The case measures 33mm across, excluding the winding crown and 40mm long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland’, ‘Patented’ and the case number is ‘1007’. It also has the appropriate hallmarks for solid 18ct gold. The serial number is 741*** which dates is to 1962 – the full serial number will be given to the buyer.

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The Dial

The original and extremely beautiful champagne pearlescent Rolex signed dial is untouched – we usually re-finish dials as this age often has heavy patina but this one’s aged beautifully – please note, the dial is champagne pearlescent and see picture 6 for better idea of the actual colour. This dial is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs of patina. The applied gilt (gold colour) angled hour batons and gilt dauphine hands provide a soft contrast to the dial and are perfectly frame by the solid 18ct gold ‘Thunderbird’ bezel. The dial is signed ‘Rolex Oyster Perpetual’, ‘Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified’ and ‘Swiss’.

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The Movement

The very high grade Rolex signed Chronometer standard automatic movement is again in excellent condition and has just been serviced by my watchmaker. The movement is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland’, ‘Twenty Six 26 Jewels’, ‘Adjusted 5 Positions & Temperature’ and the calibre is 1560. The movement number is ‘D44009’.

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The Strap

To complete this iconic watch I’ve added a new, super high quality, Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches dark brown alligator skin strap (these retail at £195.00) with gold plated buckle.

We hold a Hirsch franchise and are able to supply any strap in their range.

 

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The Box, Papers and Sonning Warranty

As with the majority of pre-owned watches that are 10 years or older, this particular watch does not come with its original box or paperwork. The watch is 100% genuine and rest assured we provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all the watches we sell.

Although there is no original paperwork, we do provide a written invoice and 3 page insurance valuation with the pictures of the watch and all available reference numbers. We also give a 12 month warranty on all our watches. We also stock a good selection of vintage watch boxes to help complete your purchase.

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About Sonning Vintage Watches

Sonning Vintage Watches are one of the largest prestige brand vintage watch retailers on the Internet carrying stock of around £500,000; we’ve sold over 3,000 vintage watches across the world since our formation in 2009. We’re based in Berkshire and Nottingham and spend 1- 2 days a week in London. Whilst we’re an Internet business we do ‘show’ 90% of our watches prior to sale and travel across England to meet prospective buyers.

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Why purchase a watch from SVW?

We provide a lifetime guarantee on the authenticity and provenance of all our watches and come with a full printed Receipt of Sale and Insurance Valuation. Purchasing from SVW gives you the protection and reassurance of buying from an incorporated company with outstanding customer testimonials.

We provide a high quality box and use the Royal Mail Special Delivery for the UK and DHL for overseas sales. They are insured for the full purchase value.

See what our customers say – 100% positive feedback on all our sales sites and over 40% of our customers buy again or refer us!

 

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Couriering and Pre-Delivery Inspection

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

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