|Bracelet material||Crocodile skin|
|Location||United Kingdom, Wantage|
|Price||£2,900 (= $3,976) [Negotiable]|
|Availability||Ready to ship in 3-5 days|
|Number of jewels||25|
|Case diameter||33 mm|
|Bracelet material||Crocodile skin|
|Blue Steel Hands|
Beautiful 1955 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gents Vintage Watch
This is a stunning example of the iconic Rolex Oyster Perpetual dating from 1955. The original Rolex signed ivory/cream dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standards and deliciously elegant. The applied gold hour batons and original gold sword hands (blued steel second hand) provide the softest contrast to the dial and are perfectly framed by the steel Thunderbird bezel and gleaming steel case. The screw back case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear.The very high grade Rolex ‘Adjusted to 5 Positions’ automatic movement is again in wonderful condition and has just been fully serviced by my professional watchmaker. To complete this beautiful piece I have added a new, high quality, dark brown Hirsch & Sonning Vintage Watches crocodile skin strap with gold plated Hirsch buckle. Watches of this quality 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 3 month guarantee on the movement which is long enough for you to assess the working order. Also, I offer a full refund if you are not entirely happy, as long as the watch is returned within seven days for the UK, twelve days if overseas, in the same condition.
The provenance polished (gloss sides and matt shoulders) solid stainless steel screw down case is in excellent condition with only the most minor signs of wear. The case measures 33 mm’s wide, excluding the Rolex signed winding crown and 40 mm’s, including the lugs. The inside back is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland’, ‘Patented Stainless Steel’ and the case number of ‘6565’. It also has the reference of ‘IV.55’ dating it to 1955.
The original ivory/cream Rolex signed dial is deliciously understated and elegant. The applied gold hour batons and original gold ‘sword’ hands (blued steel second hand) provide the softest contrast to the dial – it was an overcast day when the pictures were taken and the watch is a lot brighter in real life. It is signed ‘Rolex Oyster Perpetual’, ‘Officially Certified Chronometer’ and ‘Swiss Made’ The lens has been replaced and shows no signs of wear or scratching.
The original Rolex signed very high-grade 25 jewel automatic movement is again in wonderful condition. The movement has just been fully serviced by my professional watchmaker. It is signed ‘Rolex Perpetual Patented’, ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Swiss’, ‘Adjusted 5 Positions and Temperature’ and ‘Twenty Five 25 Jewels’. It carries the reference of ‘570630’.
As mentioned, I’ve added a new, high quality, Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches dark brown crocodile skin strap and Hirsch gold plated buckle.
Couriering & 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.
Servicing, Repair & 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:
Case Repair and Complete Restoration
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. I’m happy for this watch to be authenticated if required. Please ring me if you have any questions: Chris 07917 100927
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