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Rolex 1945 Viceroy Imperial Vintage Ref. 3359 Mens Watch - Stainless Steel & 18K Rose Gold

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Pre-owned Year of production 1945 No original box No original papers
Wire transfer

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Basic Info

Listing code D6XZ93
Brand Rolex
Reference number 8403
Dealer product code 8403
Movement Manual winding
Case material Gold/Steel
Bracelet material
Crocodile skin
Year of production 1945
Condition (Worn with little to no signs of wear)
Scope of delivery
No original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, Georgia, Suwanee


Movement Manual winding
Movement/Caliber 10 1/2
Number of jewels 17


Case material Gold/Steel
Case diameter 29.5 x 39 mm
Crystal Plastic
Dial Silver
Dial numerals Arabic numerals


Bracelet material
Crocodile skin
Bracelet color Black


1945 ROLEX VICEROY IMPERIAL Vintage Ref. 3359 Mens Watch - Stainless Steel & 18K Rose Gold

Uncommon & Original - World War II Era - 1 Year Warranty

Today's offering showcases this classic Rolex Viceroy Imperial made c. 1945 the last year of the war. It has a striking original dial and uncommon and beautiful rose gold accents. The sepia luminous and rose gold bezel give the watch a wonderful look.

It showcases the company's greatest contributions to watchmaking, an early Oyster case. The Rolex Oyster case birthed the idea of the modern sport watch and was a catalyst for the widespread acceptance of the wristwatch.

Besides its highly functional Oyster design, its 18K rose gold engine-turned bezel brought a touch of extra class to the watch.

Powering it is its high grade Rolex 10 1/2''' ligne movement with Rolex's patented Super-Balance system with early shock resistance system.

It has all of its original parts.

Its case shows signs of previous polishing as the bezel has lost its detail and has been priced accordingly. It luminous dial is honest with pleasing sepia toned luminous and original "Mercedes" hands.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is keeping time within approximately one second per hour on a machine that spins the watch in all directions simulating it being worn.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year our international warranty on the movement and its function and a full-page custom printed Certificate of Authenticity from our company.

Note: This reference was described in period advertising as the “watch that lives without breathing” due to its highly hermetic seal. A similar watch is illustrated in “Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches”, by Osvaldo Patrizzi, 2001 Edition, p. 113.

Detailed Appraisal:

Manufacturer: Rolex

Country of origin: Switzerland

Year built: c. 1945

Serial no.: 322,373

Model: Reference 3359 Imperial, so-called "Viceroy"

Functions: Hours, Minutes, Seconds

Designed for: Men

Case material: Stainless steel and 18K gold

Case markings (inside): Brevet, Rolex S.A., Geneve, Suisse, 31 Victoires, Haute Precision, R.W.C Ltd, 3359

Case condition: Scratch-free, shows signs of previous polishing as the bezel has lost its detail

Dimensions: 29.5mm wide (excluding crown), 39mm long lug tip-to-tip

Hands: Original, luminous "Mercedes", blue steel

Movement type: High grade, 10 1/2 ligne, manually wound, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, micrometer regulator, Breguet balance spring

Movement markings: Rolex, Swiss Made, 17 Rubis

Jewels: 17 rubies

Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn

Width between lugs: 16mm

Crystal type: Acrylic, excellent condition

Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Timing: Timed on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Keeping time within approx. one second per hour on a machine that spins the watch in all directions simulating it being worn.

Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.

Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please message us for details.

Box/Papers: BOX - A custom watch presentation box from our company; PAPERS - A full page, laminated Certificate of Authenticity from our company.

SKU 8403

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