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    Sale 1348

    Important Pocket Watches and Wristwatches

    12 November 2007, Geneva

  • Lot 60

    Rolex. A fine and rare 9K two colour gold rectangular-shaped doctor's wristwatch with original Rating Certificate and presentation box

    SIGNED ROLEX, PRINCE, REF. 971, MOVEMENT NO. 72695, CASE NO. 69922, REF. 971, STAMPED WITH GLASGOW IMPORT MARKS FOR 1930

    Price Realised  

    Rolex. A fine and rare 9K two colour gold rectangular-shaped doctor's wristwatch with original Rating Certificate and presentation box
    Signed Rolex, Prince, ref. 971, movement no. 72695, case no. 69922, ref. 971, stamped with Glasgow import marks for 1930
    With rectangular-shaped nickel-finished Extra Prima movement, 15 jewels, metal protective cap, the two-tone silvered dial with Arabic numerals, large subsidiary seconds, in rectangular 9K yellow gold case with curved snap on back, 9K white gold flared sides, case, protective cap, dial and movement signed, case stamped with Glasgow import mark for 1930
    42 mm. overall length


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    Accompanied by original fitted Rolex Prince burgundy leather covered presentation box and Official Controlment Offices for the Rating of Watches Certificate No. 6165 dated 28 November 1930 stating "Especially Good Time results".

    The Rolex Prince model is amongst the most attractive Art Deco wristwatches ever made. Produced between the late 1920s until the mid 1930s, it features a, for the period, very unusual design: a rectangular case with elegantly flared sides and a dial with hours and seconds indication of the same size. Reference numbers 971, 971A and 971U were cased in several versions comprising 9K, 14K and 18K yellow, white or pink gold, platinum, silver, stainless steel or combinations.
    Often called "Doctor's Watch" because of the large hour and second indication on the dial, allowing the easy timing of pulse and respiration, the Prince model enjoys great popularity amongst collectors.

    The rarity of the present watch is further enhanced by its very good and complete condition, the original "Especially Good" Rating Certificate and the Rolex Prince presentation box.

    Special Notice

    Prospective buyers should be aware that the importation of Rolex watches into the United States is highly restricted. Rolex watches may not be shipped into the USA and can only be imported personally. Generally a buyer may import only one watch into the USA. For further information please contact our specialists in charge of the sale. Please note other countries may have comparable import restrictions for luxury watches.