100 Years of Wristwatches

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 19, 2000

LOT 56

Rolex 'Prince Brancard', Ref. 1490, 1930's.Very fine, rectangular curved, 18K yellow gold, gentleman's wristwatch.

CHF 12,000 - 14,000

USD 7,200 - 8,400

Sold: CHF 27,600

C. two-body, flared, solid, polished, stepped sides, anti-magnetic protecting cap. D. black with engraved paintedgold Arabic numerals and indexes, auxiliary seconds dial. 'Bâton' steel hands. M. 7 1/2''', rhodium plated, 17jewels, lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance, 8 adjustments, with a Rolex patented cap, self-compensatingBreguet balance spring.Dial, case, and movement signed.Dim. 23 x 41 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 3 - 5*
Dial: 3 - 01


Ref. 1490.Produced in solid silver, in stainless steel, in stainless steel and gold, in 9K, 14K, 18K gold, in 9K, 14K, and 18K two-colorgold, and in platinum.Similar watches are published in 'Rolex, Collecting Wristwatches' by Osvaldo Patrizzi, Guido Mondani EditoreGenova, 1998, pp. 28, 29, and 75.