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.
This is a simply beautiful example of the oversize Rolex Precision dating from 1946/47 (serial number 390,990 is on the cusp of 1946 and 1947). The solid 9ct yellow gold oversize case is in excellent overall condition with only the most minimal signs of wear but there are some scratches on the case back by the serial number (this is where the case is opened and it looks as though the knife has slipped). There are also a further couple of scratches on the case back by the top left lug. 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 (there is a small black dot to the left of the sub-second dial and our watchmaker will remove this). The applied gold (yellow) hour batons with gold Roman numerals at the quarters along with the dauphine hands and sub-second create a stunning look. The very high grade Rolex signed 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.
Watches of this quality rarely come to market and we will give a 12 month guarantee on the movement.