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    Sale 1413

    Rare Watches Including Important Private Collections

    16 May 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 86

    Rolex. A fine and attractive 9K yellow and white gold wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial, observatory quality movement, original watch rating Certificate and box

    SIGNED ROLEX, PRINCE, CHRONOMETER, REF. 971, MOVEMENT NO. 70’584, CASE NO. 64’958, CIRCA 1930

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    Rolex. A fine and attractive 9K yellow and white gold wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial, observatory quality movement, original watch rating Certificate and box
    Signed Rolex, Prince, Chronometer, ref. 971, movement no. 70’584, case no. 64’958, circa 1930
    Tonneau-shaped Extra Prima Observatory Quality mechanical movement, 15 jewels, two-tone silvered dial, Arabic numerals, inner railway minute divisions, subsidiary seconds, yellow gold rectangular case, white gold flared sides, snap on back, gold-plated Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    26 mm width & 42.5 mm. length


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    With Official Controlment Offices for the Rating of Watches Watch Rate Certificate and card dated 1 August 1930 and Rolex period leather presentation box.

    The present timepiece is distinguished by its remarkable overall condition and its superior quality movement: at the time, Rolex movement could be of three qualities: Prima, Ultra Prima and Extra Prima. The Ultra and Extra Prima versions allowed for adjustments to position and temperature. The present watch not only features indeed a superior Extra Prima movement, but it also bear on the bridge the designation “Observatory Grade”, indicating an even higher level of accuracy.

    A final layer of appeal is given by the Glasgow import stamps inside the case back, denoting the original destination of the piece. Watches shipped to England were usually shipped dismantled, and reassembled once imported. For this reason, the case number engraved on the case back is repeated on the inside of the case body, so that the two pieces would not be mismatched during the reassembly process.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.
    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.
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    Pre-Lot Text

    Lots 86 - 120
    The Property of an Important Private European Collector