Rolex Oyster Perpetual 14K 1953 – Sorry Sold 15/08/14

£3,450

100% Genuine & Original

Fully Restored, Serviced and Guaranteed

Rolex Super Oyster Perpetual Chronometer 1953

Superb 9ct Solid Yellow Gold 34mm Swiss Gold Case

High Grade, Certified Chronometer Cal. 645 Automatic Movement

Perfect Unmarked Case, Bezel, Sculpted Lugs and Case Back

All in Absolutely First Rate & Simply Stunning Condition

Supplied with New High Quality ‘Croc’ Leather Strap

This Watch is offered with 12 months Written Warranty*

Also Offered with an Original Vintage Rolex Oyster Presentation Case*

 

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Description

A rare early Gents Rolex Oyster Perpetual (automatic), in 14ct solid yellow gold from 1953 and also one of the world’s first waterproof automatic wristwatches. This is model No. 6084 and Cal. 645 which has a the original Super Oyster crown. During 1953 Rolex briefly introduced the ‘Super Oyster’ crown also seen here. With its beautiful classic gold on white dial and early ‘Officially Certified Chronometer’ high grade movement, and Super Oyster crown, this surely is a very desirable vintage gold Rolex!
The Dial

Brimming with early ‘50s charm, this watch has the classic pearl white dial with raised gold Crown, and spearhead batons. Along with the gold Rolex crown, the dial is signed ‘Oyster-Perpetual’ and ‘Officially Certified Chronometer’. The wonderful original gold ‘Dauphine’ style hands and blued steel ‘needle’ seconds hand are all in superb condition. The dial also has an outer seconds track which is subdivided into fifths of a second. Marvellously, this is matched by the movements of the seconds hand, as it subscribes the dial. This is the original dial which has been ‘refinished’ to the highest standards available.

The Case

The 14ct solid yellow case is in excellent condition with no marks dings or scratches visible to the naked eye. It measures 33mm in diameter not including the Rolex crown. This watch still has its original Super Oyster (non screw down) crown. This is rare partly because these were only produced for only around two years, but also because many of these were later converted to screw down Oyster crowns.

Inside the screw down case back are found the same model and case reference numbers are along with Geneva Swiss 14ct hallmarks along with the beautifully elaborate earlier Rolex insignia.

The case has been professionally cleaned and very lightly polished and looks superb.

The Movement

The high grade ‘Officially Certified Chronometer’ Cal.645 automatic movement has just been serviced and is running perfectly. It is signed ‘Rolex Perpetual Chronometer’ with the movement reference number 76914 and the certified chronometer reference F70427. This particular movement is in superb condition and with regular servicing, say every 3 to 4 years we would fully expect this watch to run quite happily for another lifetime! The movement has been thoroughly inspected, cleaned and fully serviced by a highly qualified Rolex watchmaker. We are therefore very confident in offering this watch with a 12 months warranty*.

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 1953. 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 offered with the sale*.

*Only included if ‘Buy It Now’ price is paid.

In Conclusion

We love to find 1950’s vintage gold watches of this quality and condition and offer them here for sale. This is an extremely desirable and highly collectable vintage watch from horology’s most famous name, which will provide an excellent financial investment as well as something to treasure and enjoy!

Even though prices have moved on a little recently, we still feel gold Rolex watches from this period are undervalued. As each year goes by the world market for vintage Swiss gold watches is growing almost exponentially and so inevitably this will mean prices climb ever higher.

We are happy to accept Paypal as this is the quickest method of payment. We also welcome payment by bank transfer or cheque.

For more information please call 020 7727 7095 or text Alan on 07515949250 or +44 7515949250 if calling from overseas.

We are also able to take part exchanges.