Original Vintage Rolex Unicorn Art Deco Dress Wristwatch, Switzerland ca 1925
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Rare ** Original Vintage Rolex Unicorn Art Deco Dress Wristwatch, Switzerland ca 1925 **
Eexceedingly beautiful and well kept Rolex Unicorn dress wristwatch, complete with original never worn Rolex crocodile bracelet and original Rolex buckle.
Exceptionally well kept, this watch further is crowned with an exquisite Champaign dial, luminous skeleton numbers and hands, as well as an intricately sculptured gold filled case
Dimensions: 26 mm excluding the winding crown x 34 mm lug to lug
Case: Fully signed Unicorn Gold Filled
Movement: Rolex Unicorn, signed Unicorn 15 rubies Swiss Made
Buckle and Bracelet: Fully signed Rolex, with Rolex trademarks and crown
Rolex Watch Company
What would become the Rolex Watch Company was founded 1905 in London 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 founded the company together with his brother-in-law.
Later, in 1920, Wilsdorf introduced his Rolex Unicorn range of models, copyrighting the name on March 17th 1919 and then again on October 4th 1920.
Rolex didn't leave England for Switzerland until after the First World War, when an import tax hike of 33 percent made receiving its Swiss-made movements in Britain prohibitively expensive.
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 watch had received "chronometer" status--a classification even today held by relatively few timepieces.
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- ca 1925
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