Rolex made some of the most beautiful dress watches in the world during the 1940’s and 1950’s. They have become some of the most collectable and sought after watches in our range. Many were 30mm across the case, known as mid-size, and 33mm known as full size. Just a few are known as oversize which is 34 or 35mm across the case excluding the winding crown. Rolex were also thought to manually test all their movements and the most accurate were given ‘chronometer’ status – there are no figures but I would estimate 1 in 50 movements met this standard.
This oversize Precision is not only 35mm across, in solid 14ct gold it also has the chronometer movement..
This is a simply beautiful example of the oversize Rolex Precision dating from the late 1940’s. The solid 14ct yellow gold oversize case is in very overall condition with only the minor signs of wear but there are some scratches on the case back and a small ding. Please bear in mind we use macro photography and to the naked eye these are hard to see. The original ivory/cream Rolex signed dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is classically late art-deco (I’ve taken the dial out of the case to show the colour. The applied gold (yellow) hour batons at ’12’ and ‘6’ with black painted stick hour batons along with the original gold hands and sub-second create a stunning look. The super high grade Rolex signed ‘chronometer’ standard manual wind movement is in excellent good condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. To complete this amazing piece we’ve use a new, super high quality dark brown Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches ‘London’ alligator strap with gold plated (yellow) Hirsch buckle. Whilst these are very robust for their age we wouldn’t recommend it as an everyday wearer.
Watches of this quality rarely come to market and we will give a 12 month guarantee on the movement.