Original Art Deco Rolex 18K Gold Wristwatch by Rolex of Geneva, Switzerland 1920
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Very Rare and Beautiful ** Original Art Deco Rolex 18K Gold Wristwatch by Rolex of Geneva, Switzerland 1920 **
Exceedingly beautiful Rolex Art Deco wristwatch, complete with Rolex buckle.
This fine vintage Rolex wristwatch, with its elegant solid 18K gold cushion case and exquisite sunburst dial as well as luminous skeleton numbers, is a true Art Deco classic. Further, it has been exceptionally well kept and well cared for, both mechanically as well as visually.
Dimensions: 27 mm wide x 28 mm long, lug to lug
Case: 18K solid gold… fully hallmarked, signed Rolex 7 World’s Records… Gold Medal… Geneva-Suisse
Movement: Top of the Rolex line 10 1/2 Hunter… signed Rolex Patent… 15 rubies… Swiss Made… Timed 6 positions for all climates
Buckle and Bracelet: Fully signed Rolex buckle with Rolex trademarks and crown, affixed to a new-old-stock braided leather Art Deco bracelet that is contemporary to the watch.
Condition: Excellent, in working order, just now serviced by a Swiss master 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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- Art Deco
- 18K Solid Gold