Rolex Oyster Perpetual 14K 1960, Bombay Lugs


This Is The One!

100% Genuine & Original

Fully Restored, Serviced and Guaranteed

The Most Desirable & Most Sublime ‘Bombay’ Lugs Case

Superlative Chronometer High Grade Cal 1560 Automatic Movement

Rolex Swiss Case 14K Solid Yellow Gold, 33mm not inc the Rolex Crown

Perfect Unmarked Bezel, Case, Bombay Lugs & Case Back

All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Stunning Condition

Supplied with New High Quality ‘Croc’ Leather Strap

This Watch is offered with a 12 months Written Warranty*

Offered with an Original Vintage Rolex Oyster Presentation box**

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Price £3,350 Sold


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Of all the vintage Rolex, this is one of our favourites. A 1960 Rolex Oyster Perpetual, with 14K gold ‘Bombay’ lugs case and the Superlative Chronometer High Grade Cal 1560 Automatic Movement. A simply wonderful combination with a classic silver white sunburst dial. This is one of the most elegant gentleman’s Rolex dress watch available, in superb original condition.

The Dial

Late 1950s / early ’60s Rolex dials are perhaps the best examples of the simplicity and classical elegance of the period and this classic silver white, sunburst, non date dial is to our our eyes, one of the most beautiful. It is also in superbly restored condition, completed to the very highest standard.

The Case

Very special in having the most attractive and desirable ‘Bombay’ sculptured case. This removes the clumsy block angles of the sports case and replaces them with much softer and more fluid lines of the ‘Bombay’ dress watch design.

Professionally cleaned and lightly polished the solid 14ct solid yellow gold case is in superb condition showing hardly any signs of wear. In fact we have carefully examined and photographed the case under high magnification lenses and from all angles and we are struggling to find any marks or other signs of wear or use. The screw back design has its rubber seal intact and this is also in ‘almost as new’ condition.

The case measures just over 33mm wide, excluding the Rolex Oyster crown and 40mm, including the lugs. Inside caseback all is as expected. Signed MONTRES ROLEX SA, GENEVA SWISS, 1560 PATENTED with the model number 1011. It is appropriately double hallmarked for Geneva and 14ct 0.585 gold.

The Movement

The very high grade Superlative Chronometer Cal 1560 Rolex automatic movement has just been serviced and is running perfectly. It is again correctly signed ‘MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA’, ‘SWISS’, and ‘TWENTY FIVE 25 JEWELS’. These movements are incredibly strong and reliable! This particular movement again looks incredibly clean and with regular servicing, say every 3 to 4 years we would fully expect this watch to run quite happily for another lifetime!

The Strap & Buckle

A very high quality, new ‘croc’ leather, padded strap is fitted with an aftermarket gold plated Rolex buckle.

The Box and Papers

There are no original papers with this watch. However the numbers and markings on the watch are all correct and date the watch to 1960. A detailed written receipt, with a separate insurance valuation for the replacement value will be provided at the time of sale. The genuine vintage Rolex box shown in the accompanying photographs is included in the sale provided the ‘Buy It Now’ price is paid.

In Conclusion

This is exactly the kind of watch we love to find and present for sale. And even though prices have moved on a little recently, we still feel Rolex watches from this period are undervalued. And as every year goes by the world market for vintage Swiss gold watches grows almost exponentially and so the law of supply and demand mean prices climb ever higher.

And so this is an extremely desirable and highly collectable vintage gold watch from horology’s most famous name which will provide an excellent financial investment as well as something to treasure and enjoy!

The watch offered here is offered at a very competitive price taking into account the model, the rarity, the condition and extras. If you can find something similar for sale in the UK please let us know as we will be very interested to take a look and we promise to let you have our comments. Indeed, the same vintage gold watch offered for sale on Bond Street or in The Burlington Arcade in Central London would command twice the price, – and non-negotiable! Further, A new Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 14K gold would be priced from £15,000 wherever you care to buy one! And so after comparing prices it is not difficult to guess which will make the best investment!

We are happy to accept Paypal as this is the quickest method of payment. However we would prefer payment by bank transfer or cheque as this saves on fees. Please call us first and we will be happy to pass on the savings to you.

For more information and to discuss the price and payment, please call or text Alan on 07515949250 or +44 7515949250 if calling from overseas.

We are also able to take part exchanges.