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    Sale 1353

    Important Pocketwatches and Wristwatches

    12 May 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 180

    Rolex. A rare and unusual 18K white and pink gold rectangular wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial, original buckle and box

    SIGNED ROLEX, DAUPHIN, PRINCE DAUPHIN MODEL, REF. 1526, CASE NO. 6'552, CIRCA 1932

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    Rolex. A rare and unusual 18K white and pink gold rectangular wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial, original buckle and box
    Signed Rolex, Dauphin, Prince Dauphin model, ref. 1526, case no. 6'552, circa 1932
    Cal. 6 1/2''' nickel-finished Observatory lever movement, 17 jewels, the two-tone silvered matte with Arabic numerals, in rectangular white gold case with angular ends, pink gold sides, pink gold crown, pink gold R.W.C. Ltd. buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    20 mm. wide & 36 mm. overall length


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    Accompanied by Rolex original fitted brown leather presentation box.

    Introduced into the market in 1928, the legendary "Prince" and its elegant Art Deco case design has ever since been popular amongst aficionados of the period. The models, always fitted with rectangular cases of different shapes, were advertised as "The Watch for Men of Distinction".

    The present watch is from the rare reference 1526 series, distinguished by the unusual streamline alternating white and pink gold sides. The modern, yet typical Art Deco style case was designed to fit around the wrist and is also called "Railway" because of its aerodynamic look and the stepped sides.

    Made circa 1930, this early and elegant example of a "Prince" stands out by its excellent overall condition, the highly attractive two-tone silvered dial, the original gold buckle and 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.


    Literature

    Prominently illustrated and described in Ore d'Oro 2 by Jader Barracca, Giampiero Negretti, Franco Nencini, p. 85, pl. 103 & 103 a.