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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2843

    ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND VERY EARLY 9K GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH ENAMEL DIAL

    SIGNED ROLEX, CASE NUMBER 728480, SIGNED BY THE RETAILER DUNKLINGS, CIRCA 1917

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    ROLEX. AN EXTREMELY RARE AND VERY EARLY 9K GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH ENAMEL DIAL
    SIGNED ROLEX, CASE NUMBER 728480, SIGNED BY THE RETAILER DUNKLINGS, CIRCA 1917

    With nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, index regulator, the white enamel dial with luminous Arabic numerals and outer railway minute track, luminous blued steel hands, subsidiary seconds, in circular case with thick domed crystal, thin downturned lugs, "turban" style crown, screw back inscribed Presented to H. Tremelling R.E., A.M.I.C.E. Borough Engineer, Newport, by his Fellow Officials, 27/7/17., together with an 18k gold buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    33 mm. diam.


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    US$3,200-4,500
    EUR2,300-3,200

    The present model is among the first known Rolex watches to have the company's name printed on the dial and were sold to an Australain retailer called Dunklings. These dials are highly unusual in that the name of both the manufacturer and the retailer are printed one above the other and have equal prominence.
    According to our research these dials are the only examples signed in such a way.

    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.