This is a beautiful example of one of the rarest post war Rolex watches dating from 1954. In the 1940’s and 1960’s Rolex began making gold dress watches and they were branded as the ‘Precision’ range. These are highly sought after and the majority of the 50’s & 60’s models were mid size (30mm across the dial) with a few large version (33mm) and even less oversize versions (34-35mm). They had high grade manual wind movements aside from a very limited number with automatic movements (same automatic movement as the Rolex Oyster)… These became known as Super Precisions.
The heavy Calatrava style solid 9ct gold is virtually faultless with only the smallest signs of wear and measures just under 34mm across excluding the winding crown. The original Rolex signed ivory/cream dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is just beautiful. The applied gilt (yellow gold) hour batons and original gilt dauphine hands provide the softest contrast to the ivory/cream dial and blend perfectly with the gleaming case. The very high grade automatic movement is again in extremely clean condition and has just been serviced by my watchmaker. To complete this watch I’ve added a high quality Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches dark brown crocodile skin strap with gold plated buckle. This is a simply stunning example of an incredibly beautiful and extremely rare wrist watch from one of horology’s most famous names.
The light conditions are poor and picture 6 gives a the correct dial and baton colour.
My asking price is below the value for a watch of this condition and rarity, particularly with the continual rise in value of vintage watches of this high quality. In view of the high grade Swiss movement, I will include a 12 month written guarantee on the movement.