Ladies Rolex Cocktail Watch 9ct Pink Gold 1915

£2,450

100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Restored, Serviced & Guaranteed

Beautifully Restored Ivory Cream Dial with ‘1 – 12’ Roman Numerals

Original 9ct Pink Gold Double Hinged Case, 28mm, Excluding the Crown

All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Amazing, Freshly Restored Condition

Original, Fully Restored Movement in Perfect Working Condition

Fully Re-Sprung Original 9ct Pink Gold Expanding Bracelet

Complete With Green Rolex Suede Purse

VGWL Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee

VGWL 12 Months’ Warranty Included*

Free Worldwide FedEx Delivery

Free UK Special Delivery

VGW Reference: R1126
Sold 19th Dec '20
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Description

Here we have a beautiful example of a fully restored ladies cocktail watch in 9ct pink gold from 1915. The watch has a superb condition case, very clean fully overhauled and serviced movement and mint condition dial. The original matching 9ct pink gold 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.

The Dial

The ivory cream dial is typical of this period with Roman 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 attractive gold dot minutes indices around the outer edge of the dial. This is, all in all, a very clear and legible dial for such a small watch.

The dial is signed ‘Rolex’ with ‘Swiss Made’ at the very bottom.

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 Case

The original, solid 9ct pink gold case measures 28mm in diameter, excluding the pink gold crown. Opening the hinged case-back reveals this is signed with the Rolex Casemaker’s maker’s stamp A.L.D., along with the case number 95786 and UK 9ct hallmarks which date the watch to 1915.

The case is in superb condition, indicating the watch has only seen occasional careful use. Only under very close examination can some of the smallest marks be found, commensurate with the age of this piece.

As ever, our standard advice applies: Vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.

The Movement

The original movement here is referred to as a Rolex Rebberg movement and it was this movement which helped to establish Rolex and make the company famous. It was made by the Swiss Aegler company, with whom Rolex formed a partnership. Rebberg is a Swiss district where the factory that produced these movements was located. The movement is a 15 Jewel, 9¾ Ligne, meaning this is the smaller-sized Rolex Rebburg movement. The movement is properly signed ‘Rolex’ and ‘Swiss Made’.

As part of the restoration of this watch, the movement has been overhauled and serviced by our vintage watch specialist watchmaker. This involves dismantling the watch to all its component parts and careful inspection under high magnification, then replacement where necessary with only original parts before careful reassembly and adjustment.

Please note, Rolex watches of this period are reliable and accurate by the standards of their day. However, they need to be treated with some care, so while perfectly suited for special occasions, we would not recommend this watch for everyday use.

The Bracelet

The watch is fitted with its original heavy 9ct pink gold expandable bracelet which has been fully dismantled and completely re-sprung. Please note – this bracelet will expand to a wide range of wrist sizes between 14.5cm – 17cm, or 5.75″ inches to 6.75″ inches i.e. a small to mid/large ladies size wrists.

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 1915.

Detailed particulars are included with the receipt, along with our 12 months’ warranty*. A separate insurance valuation for the replacement value will also be provided at the time of sale. This will also include our ‘Lifetime Authenticity Guarantee’ which states: “If this watch proves to be anything less than totally authentic, or not as described, Vintage Gold Watches of London will offer you a full refund at any time”.

This watch comes complete with a green Rolex suede purse.

In Conclusion

A rare and functional pink gold ladies cocktail watch which will provide an excellent financial investment as well as be something of beauty to use, treasure and enjoy! It will make an excellent investment or family heirloom piece and even though vintage gold watch 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 watches continues to expand, prices are surely destined to climb ever higher!

We are happy to accept PayPal as this is the quickest method of payment. However, if you would like to pay by UK cheque or by UK bank transfer we will be pleased to assist you with this and pass on a 3% saving to you. Similarly, if you wish to pay by International SWIFT or Bank Wire Transfer we will provide you our BIC / Swift number and our IBAN number.

If you have any questions please call on our Landline 0207 727 7095 or Mobile 07515 949250 or if calling from overseas, on Landline +44 207 727 7095 or Mobile +44 7515 949250.

Please note, we also welcome part exchanges.

Please take a look at our other fine vintage gold watches.