Rolex

1930s Vintage Rolex Prince Ultra Prima 9ct Rose Gold Doctors Wrist Watch

$4,321
Condition:
Used
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Material:
Rose gold
Type:
Manual wind
Dial colour:
Gold
Size:
Midsize
Feature:
Vintage
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Description

Description

Vintage estate find Rolex Observatory Prince timepiece from around the 1930s made for the Australian Market. It is a 9ct pink gold watch with champagne dial. The solid 9ct gold case measures 20mm x 41.7mm lug to lug and is signed in the back '9C Rolex 28 worlds records 31816', personal engraving to rear.

It is in good condition, working but will need a service in order to keep time, signed on the movement Rolex extra prima. The Rolex Prince is a stunning watch to wear or just to collect. 

"Launched in 1928 by Rolex, the Prince featured a new baguette (Aegler) movement adjusted for temperatures and 6 positions for great accuracy which was important not just for timing superiority but marketing and the strategy to sell watches with chronometer spec movements placed Rolex on the pinnacle. By 1934, Rolex was receiving chronometer status on their movements from the 4 major observatories in Kew, Geneva, Neuchatel, and Besancon. There were three classes of movements with various balance wheels fitted & named as Prima, Extra Prima & Ultra Prima. The last being the highest quality.

This is an interesting Prince most probably sold in the Canadian market where the word "Observatory" is printed at the bottom of the dial. This word has a great meaning to horology and in particular Rolex where it usually refers to the highest level of timing achievement which we relate to the "Ultra Prima" movement fitted."

 
Watch
Brand Rolex
Model Name Prince
Model #  
Gender Mens
Case Diameter 20 x 41.7
Age 1930s 
Condition Preowned -
   
 
Features
Movement Manual wind 15 jewel ultra prima
Dial Color Champagne
Bezel Type  
Crystal Perspex
Case 9ct gold 
Band  
Wrist Size  
Box No
Papers No
 
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Additional Info

Additional Info

Condition:
Used
Gift wrapping:
Options available
Shipping:
$0 (Fixed Shipping Cost)
Material:
Rose gold
Type:
Manual wind
Dial colour:
Gold
Size:
Midsize
Feature:
Vintage

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