Rolex. A very fine, rare and unusual stainless steel rectangular curved wristwatch
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Rolex. A very fine, rare and unusual stainless steel rectangular curved wristwatch

SIGNED ROLEX, PRINCE ELEGANT, RETAILED BY BUCHERER'S, REF. 2835, CASE NO. 026'885, CIRCA 1938

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Rolex. A very fine, rare and unusual stainless steel rectangular curved wristwatch
Signed Rolex, Prince Elegant, retailed by Bucherer's, ref. 2835, case no. 026'885, circa 1938
Tonneau-shaped mechanical movement, 15 jewels, silvered dial, applied Arabic numerals, outer railway minute division, subsidiary seconds, rectangular curved stainless steel case, large rectangular raised bezel, snap on case back, white gold plated Rolex buckle, case, dial and movement signed by maker, dial further signed by retailer
21 mm. wide & 43.5 mm. overall length
Special notice

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.
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.

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Lot Essay

One of the most unusual and rare early examples of Rolex production, this wristwatch impresses the beholder with its highly unconventional curved design, obviously a very early precursor to the stylistic evolutions that will come in the second half of the century. Preserved in wonderfully original condition and retailed by Bucherer, this timepiece shows that Rolex's experimentalism, so obvious now in models like the Daytona Rainbow or Leopard, was part of the DNA of the company since its earliest days.
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