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Rolex Rare Retro 1950s Vintage Ruby Diamond Bracelet Wristwatch

Documentation Signed
Origin Switzerland
Period 1950-1999
Materials 18 KT Yellow Gold, Ruby
Condition Excellent.
Creation Date 1940s
Description During the 1940s and post world war two it was considered rude to check the time in the company of others. As a result, many manufacturers competed to produce timepieces which could serve the dual purpose of allowing its user to wear a timepiece while still have the style and disguise of appearing to be a bracelet. Rolex produced a very limited series of such examples, one such example can be found in the book Rolex Timeless Elegance by George Gordon, page 63. Additionally, another similar example to the present watch recently sold in the popular auction house Philipps for $27,000.00 found as Lot #319 in Sale May Hong Kong 2016

The present watch is a very rare vintage 1940s Gemstone Rolex. Signed on the case dial & movement, this unique example has 8 channel set ruby and 14 diamond set into an 18kt yellow gold cover which opens to reveal an original ivory white signed Rolex Dial with 18 KT Baton Markers. The case also in 18 KT Yellow Gold is mint throughout & the watch movement has been serviced and checked for accuracy.

Timepiece Dimensions:
30mm x 16 mm
170mm bracelet length
8mm Thickness
Gemstones Ruby
Metals Yellow Gold
Gender Men's , Ladies'
Styles / Movements Fine Jewelry, Mid-Century, Signed Pieces
Incollect Reference Number 284607
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