Rolex. An 18K gold asymmetrical left-handed wristwatch with bracelet
This lot is offered without reserve. Prospective … Read more The following two lots, 370 and 371, are from Rolex celebrated "Midas" series, the design derived from ancient Greece: Athens famous Pantheon temple. The cases were made from a block of 18K yellow or white gold, and weighted between 150 and 200 grams depending on the model. At the time, the King Midas was Rolex most expensive model and considered the heaviest gold wristwatch on the market. The very first King Midas model, ref. 9630, was launched in the late 1960s and made in a limited edition of 1000 examples, followed by ref. 3580, also produced in a limited series. The lady's model was named Queen Midas, ref. 3581. Like several other Rolex models, the King Midas "starred" in a James Bond movie when worn by the villain Francisco Scaramanga, played by Christopher Lee in "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974). The most famous King Midas however was owned by the King of Rock n' Roll, Elvis Presley. While performing six shows at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo in 1970, he was presented with a yellow gold reference 9630, numbered 343 - today on display at his home Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee.
Rolex. An 18K gold asymmetrical left-handed wristwatch with bracelet


Rolex. An 18K gold asymmetrical left-handed wristwatch with bracelet
Signed Rolex, Midas, Queen Midas model, ref. 3581, no. 692, case no. 2'412'137, circa 1970
Cal. 650 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, gilt dial, applied Rolex crown at 12 o'clock and Midas inscription, asymmetrical case, winding crown to the left side, snap on back, heavy 18K gold integral Rolex bracelet, hidden clasp stamped Queen Midas By Rolex of Geneva, case, dial and movement signed
24 mm. wide
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This lot is offered without reserve. 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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