Ladies Rolex Cocktail Watch 9ct Pink Gold Cal.9¾ 1914
100% Genuine & All Original
Fully Restored, Serviced & Guaranteed
Ladies Rolex 9ct Rose Gold Dress Watch dated to 1914
Beautifully Restored Classic Dial with 1 – 12 Arabic Numerals
Original 9ct Rose Gold Double Hinged Case, Fully Signed, Size 28mm
Original High Grade Rolex Cal.9¾, 15 Jewels, Fully Restored Movement
All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Amazing, Freshly Restored Condition
Fully Re-Sprung Original W&D Signed 9ct Rose Gold Expanding Bracelet
Complete with Green Rolex Purse, as Shown
VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee
VGWL 12 Months’ Warranty Included*
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Free UK Special Delivery
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It is not quite so well known that Rolex was actually founded in the UK in London in 1905 and it was not until 1919 that the company transferred its base of operations to Geneva, Switzerland. It is also a misconception that the world of luxury watches is a gentlemans one, as the first recorded wristwatch was actually designed for a lady. In June 1810, Abraham-Louis Breguet made a watch for Caroline Murat, Queen of Naples. For many decades, women have proudly worn Rolex watches and have been integral to the brand’s success.
Here we have a wonderful example of a fully restored Rolex ladies evening wear dress watch in 9ct rose gold from 1914. The watch is fully signed on the case, movement, dial and bracelet and the original 9ct signed bracelet has been re-sprung and is suitable for a wide range of wrist sizes.
It is not so well known that Rolex was actually founded in the UK in London in 1905 and it was not until 1919 that the company transferred its base of operations to Geneva, Switzerland. The company’s founders Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis simply used their initials W&D until around 1910, when they began to use the name Rolex. This particular watch is one of the rare examples which carries both W&D and Rolex trademarks.
The original solid 9ct rose gold case measures 28mm in diameter, excluding the correct Rolex crown. Opening the hinged case-back reveals it is double signed with both Rolex and W&D. Also revealed are the London UK Hallmarks which date the watch to 1914 and the serial number 588610. The case is in superb condition, indicating the watch has seen only light careful use. Only under very close examination can some small marks be found, commensurate with the age of this piece.
The white dial is typical of this period with Breguet style numerals and the ‘red 12’ which was almost always used on these very early watches. The dial is complete with its original blued steel ‘Cathedral’ style hands.
This example also carries the stud seconds register around the outer edge of the dial and is simply signed ‘Rolex’ and with Swiss Made at the very bottom.
This is, all in all, a very clear and legible dial for such a small watch.
This is the original dial which has been restored to the highest standards by our dial restorers, considered to be the best in the UK.
The original hand-wound movement is signed Rolex and 15 Jewels and has been fully overhauled and serviced by our vintage Rolex specialist watchmaker who reports it to be in excellent condition so we are happy to offer this watch with our 12 months’ warranty*. Although Rolex watches of this period have movements which are relatively accurate and reliable, these watches need to be treated with extra care, so while perfect for special occasions, we do not recommend this watch for everyday use.
The watch is fitted with its original 9ct Rose Gold W&D signed expandable bracelet. This bracelet has been fully dismantled and completely re-sprung. Please note – this bracelet will expand to make it a perfect fit for a wrist size of between 16cm – 17cm, or 6.25″ inches to 6.75″ inches i.e. a small to medium size ladies wrist.
The Box and Papers
Although there is no original paperwork with this watch, the reference numbers, markings, signatures and hallmarks are all correct and date the watch to 1914.
Detailed particulars will be included with our purchase receipt for your interest and security. A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value of this watch will be provided at the time of sale along with our unique ‘Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee’ which states: “If this watch proves to be anything less than 100% genuine, authentic and original, a full refund will be given at any time”.
This watch comes complete with the green Rolex watch purse, as shown.
A rare, useable ladies evening wear dress watch from horology’s most famous name which will provide both an excellent financial investment as well as something of beauty to use and enjoy! It will make an excellent investment or family heirloom piece and even though vintage gold Rolex prices have continued to rise markedly in the past 2-3 years, we still feel fine examples such as this are still undervalued. As each year goes by and the world market for vintage gold Rolex watches continues to expand, prices are surely destined to climb ever higher!
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*Please note – our 12 months’ warranty is only included if the list price is paid.
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Please note, we also welcome part exchanges.
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