Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 277

ROLEX REF. 3580J, KING MIDAS ? WITH ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPERS Rolex, No. 949, case No. 3434021, Ref. 3580J. Sold on June 17, 1974. Fine and elegant, asymmetrical, left-handed, heavy 18K yellow gold wristwatch with an integral 18K yellow gold Rolex link bracelet and concealed deployant clasp. Accompanied by the original fitted box, outer card box, guarantee (now void) and a Rolex case opening tool.

CHF 8,000 - 12,000

USD 8,700 - 13,000 / EUR 6,500 - 10,000

Sold: CHF 20,000

C. Two-body, shaped, solid, polished and brushed, King Midas engraved on the band, screwed-down case back, winding-crown at 9, sapphire crystal. D. Brushed champagne. Yellow gold baton hands. M. Cal. 651, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating fl at balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 28 x 28 mm. Thickness 5 mm. Approx. overall length 185 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


It is very rare for the original box, outer card box and certifi cate to survive with the King Midas model.