Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Oct 19, 2012

LOT 70

ROLEX, REF. 1545 PRINCE IMPERIAL YELLOW GOLD Rolex, Prince Imperial, Ref. 1645, movement No. 1000752, case No. 1003914. Made circa 1940. Fine and rare, 18K yellow gold keyless dress pocket watch with Class A Observatory movement. Accompanied by the original fitted box.

HKD 15,000 - 24,000

USD 2,000 - 3,000 / EUR 1,500 - 2,400

Sold: HKD 42,500

C. Two-body, polished and brushed, snap on case back. D. Three-tone matte and brushed silver with black champlevé baton indexes and Arabic quarter-hour numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds. Blued steel epee hands. M. 14,5???, Observatory, shaped, rhodium plated, 17 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance timed in 8 positions, with Rolex patent cap, self compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 41 x 37 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-8-17-01


Slightly scratched

Slightly spotted

HANDS Original