Original Rolex Solid Silver Wristwatch by Rolex of Geneva, Switzerland 1914
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Very Rare and Beautiful ** Original Rolex Solid Silver Wristwatch by Rolex of Geneva, Switzerland 1914 **
On offer for your consideration is this exceedingly beautiful, triple-signed, Rolex World War I epoch wristwatch, originally the property of an Army nurse.
This fine vintage Rolex wristwatch - with its beautifully crafted double hinge silver case and exquisite enamel dial as well as luminous skeleton numbers - is a true classic, prototypically representative of “the Rolex Style” during the Company’s pioneer years. Further, it has been exceptionally well kept and well cared for, both mechanically as well as visually.
Dimensions: 33 mm wide including the winding crown x 33 mm long, lug to lug
Case: Solid silver… fully hallmarked, signed Rolex W&D (Wilsdorf and Davis, Rolex’s founding partners as well as the firm’s original name)
Movement: Top of the line Rolex 10 1/2 Rebberg, signed Rolex… Patent… 15 jewels… Swiss Made
Bracelet: Exquisite vintage teju lizard, never-worn, hand-stitched and contemporary to the watch. Condition: Excellent, in working order, just now serviced by a master Swiss watchmaker.
For European Buyers I will ship from inside the EEC
Rolex was founded in London 1905 by 24-year-old Hans Wilsdorf, a German who became a British citizen after taking an English bride. Initially the company was named Wilsdorf & Davis as Wilsdorf originally founded the company together with his brother-in-law. The company then moved to Geneva in 1919.
It was an era when national borders tended to define men's ambitions, but Wilsdorf thought big from the start. In 1908, before anyone had uttered the term multinational, Wilsdorf trademarked “Rolex”, a name pronounced in different languages and short enough to fit on a watch dial. The company's first decade was driven by its founder's relentless obsession with precision. Wilsdorf wasn't content merely to invent the first wristwatch. He wanted to invent the first truly accurate wristwatch, one that you could actually run your life by.
Validation came in 1914, when London's Kew Observatory certified a Rolex wristwatch to be as precise as a marine chronometer. It was the first time that a wristwatch had received "chronometer" status… a qualification that, even today, is held by a relative few timepieces.
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