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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 166

    Rolex. A fine, rare and unusual 18K gold watch with later 18K gold, diamond and synthetic ruby-set cover and gold bracelet

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    Rolex. A fine, rare and unusual 18K gold watch with later 18K gold, diamond and synthetic ruby-set cover and gold bracelet
    Signed Rolex, Precision, ref. 277, bracelet stamped CB, circa 1950
    MOVEMENT: manual, 17 jewels
    DIAL: brushed silvered, applied gold dagger numerals
    CASE: 18K gold, circular, snap on back, concealed under the later hinged openwork curved and scrolled sprung cover, the borders set with brilliant-cut diamonds in sizes, oval central part pavé-set with synthetic rubies, inner case 17 mm. diam., cover 32 mm. wide
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BRACELET/CLASP: associated 18K gold link bracelet, clasp stamped CB, possibly for Carl Bucherer, overall length approx. 170 mm.


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    The present is an unusual and highly attractive example of a watch supplied by Rolex to one of the firm’s prestigious retailer, in this instance possibly Carl Bucherer, who fitted it into the bracelet. The finely made and precious stone set cover resembling an orchid and the gold bracelet are typical style elements of the 1950s.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    Lot 166 & 167: The Property of a Middle Eastern Noble Family