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Rolex Vintage Oyster Extra Precision Double Signed "Mappin" RARE Yellow Gold Bubbleback Tropical

Pre-owned () | Year of production 1930 | Original box | No original papers
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Basic Info

Listing code IUAXX7
Brand Rolex
Reference number 2227
Movement Manual winding
Case material Yellow gold
Bracelet material Leather
Year of production 1930 (Approximation)
Scope of delivery
Original box, no original papers
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United States of America, New York, New York
Price $7,195 [Negotiable]
Availability Item is in stock


Movement Manual winding
Caliber/movement 1225
Base caliber 1225
Power reserve 40 h
Number of jewels 17


Case material Yellow gold
Case diameter 34 x 42 mm
Water resistance 10 ATM
Bezel material Steel
Crystal Plexiglass
Dial Silver
Dial numerals No numerals


Bracelet material Leather
Bracelet color Steel
Clasp material Steel


Rolex Vintage Oyster "Extra Precision" Double Signed "Mappin" Special Edition Yellow Gold "Bubbleback" Circa 1930's, "Tropical" Ivory Dial with Arabic Hour Markers and Blue Steel Hands, Subsidiary Seconds Register at 6 o'clock, Mechanical Manual Wind Movement with 17 jewels, "Oyster Watch ltd." and "R.W.C. Ltd." Engraved on Inner Caseback, Smooth Domed Gold Bezel, Case Measures 28.2mm, Black Leather Strap with Tange Buckle.

To me, the most appealing aspect of vintage watches is their story. That's not what everyone is drawn to – for some it's the charming aesthetics, or perhaps a certain caliber that was only in production for a limited amount of time – but I'm interested in the history. That's what makes an otherwise ordinary timepiece magical.

Sometimes a line of text on the dial of a watch can tell a part of that story, and that's what makes double-signed watches so appealing.

Tvintage Rolex Double Signed "Extra Precision" Double Signed "Mappin" Special Edition Yellow Gold "Bubbleback" from the 1930s is a piece that encapsulates the romance of horology history.

This watch isn't just a timekeeper; it's a living relic of an era when craftsmanship was paramount. Its "Tropical" Ivory Dial, bearing Arabic Hour Markers and Blue Steel Hands, whispers tales of a time when each mark was meticulously placed by skilled hands.

The "Mappin" double signature etched onto the face adds an extra layer of intrigue, hinting at a collaboration or a special edition commemorating a noteworthy partnership. Imagine the conversations it has witnessed and the moments it has silently kept time through.

Its petite yet powerful 28.2mm case holds within it a Mechanical Manual Wind Movement, a delicate dance of 17 jewels, echoing the precision and dedication of its era. The Subsidiary Seconds Register at 6 o'clock stands as a testament to the pursuit of accuracy in an age where watchmaking was as much art as it was science.

Engraved within the inner caseback are the names "Oyster Watch Ltd." and "R.W.C. Ltd.", further weaving a tale of heritage and the meticulous standards of Rolex craftsmanship. These names aren’t just inscriptions; they're imprints of history.

Nestled upon a Black Leather Strap with a Tange Buckle, it not only adorns the wrist but symbolizes an era gone by, yet preserved in its timeless elegance. And the Smooth Domed Gold Bezel serves as a reminder of the enduring beauty and craftsmanship of the past.

In a world where time rushes by in a blur, this vintage marvel invites you to pause, appreciate, and cherish the stories it carries within its elegant form. Each tick is not just a second passing; it's a whisper from the past, inviting you to be part of its timeless journey.

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