100 Years of Wristwatches

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, Nov 19, 2000

LOT 59

Rolex 'Prince Classic' Chronometer, 'Duo-Dial', Ref. 1862, 1930's.Very fine rectangular curved, 9K yellow gold and stainless steel gentleman's wristwatch.

CHF 7,000 - 9,000

USD 4,200 - 5,400

Sold: CHF 7,475

C. two-body, solid, polished, bicolor, stepped sides with a stainless steel lateral bar. D. two-tone silver and pinkgold painted with painted Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds dial. 'Bâton' blued steel hands. M. 7 1/2''',rhodium plated, 17 jewels, lateral lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, 8 adjustments, Breguet balancespring.Dial, case, and movement signed.Dim. 20 x 39 mm.

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Grading System
Case: 3 - 14
Movement: 4*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3 - 01


Ref. 1862Produced in stainless steel, stainless steel and gold, and in 9K, 14K, and 18K yellow gold.A similar watch is published in 'Rolex, Collecting' by OSVALDO PATRIZZI, GUIDO MONDANI Editore Genova, 1998,pp. 28 and 76.