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 1954 (serial number 932,818). The solid steel & gold oversize case is in near faultless condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The original ivory/cream Rolex signed dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is classically late art-deco. The applied gold (yellow) hour ‘pencil’ batons along with the gold dauphine hands and sub-second create a stunning look. The very high grade Rolex signed manual wind movement is in excellent good condition. To complete this amazing piece we’ve use a new, high quality dark brown Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches crocodile strap with gold plated (yellow) Hirsch buckle.
We have asked Stephen Hale Watch Restoration to service and refurbish the movement – SHWR are one of the world’s most respected watchmakers with an unrivalled reputation in the vintage watch world. They carried out a full service, replacement balance staff and replacement crown (now Rolex – I’ll add the pictures later this week). The cost was £1,176.00 and was carried out in May 2020.
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 which is long enough for you to assess the working order.