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Rolex Yellow Gold Vintage Semi Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Manual Wristwatch

$39,791.18

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A Rare 18k Yellow Gold Semi Bubble Back Oyster Perpetual Vintage Gents Wristwatch, silvered dial with applied hour markers, a fixed 18k yellow gold coin edge bezel, a very rare original 18k yellow gold bracelet with an original 18k yellow gold deployant clasp, plastic glass, manual wind movement, in excellent condition, comes with an original Rolex box, our own certficate of authenticity and our own one year warranty. N.B. This beautiful vintage timepiece, crafted from 18k yellow gold, is a very rare find. Its combination of the rare coin edge bezel, rare gold bracelet and semi bubble back, will make it an exceptional addition to ones collection.

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
  • Dimensions
    Diameter: 1.42 in. (36 mm)
  • Place of Origin
    Unknown
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1951
  • Condition
    Repaired.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 061117011stDibs: LU60733473621

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    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
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About the Designer

Rolex

Ask anyone, anywhere, to name a luxury watch brand, and the answer will probably be “Rolex.” This enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula. But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A. But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch. Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial. The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million. Find vintage and contemporary Rolex watches, bracelets and more on 1stDibs.
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Located in London, United Kingdom
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