Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, May 10, 2020

LOT 345

Rolex - Ref. 971; “Prince” so-called “Brancard”, “Chronometer”, “Extra-Prima”; 9K yellow gold

HKD 35,100 - 42,900

USD 4,500 - 5,500 / EUR 4,100 - 5,100 / CHF 4,500 - 5,500

Sold: HKD 45,000

9K yellow gold, manual-winding, curvex, vertical “Brancard” rectangular-shaped, doctor’s wristwatch, with snap-on case-back, concave sides, silver two-tone dial with subsidiary seconds at 6.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-12



Movement: 3 *
Dial: 3-51-01


Partially reprinted

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Prince”

Year circa 1935

Movement No. 76 175

Material 9K yellow gold

Bracelet brown crocodile leather Rolex strap

Buckle gilded brass Rolex buckle

Caliber 7’’’, “Extra Prima”, “Observatory Quality”, timed 6 positions

Height 42.5 mm.

Width 24.5 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement


Rolex, Ref. 971
The Rolex “Prince” reference 971 was launched in 1928 and was destined for doctors. Featured a subsidiary second register below the hours and minutes section of the dial, the model enabled a doctor to time pulses and respiration. Fitted with a chronometer movement, it allowed a very high precision for the period. The case, recognizable among all of them, is so-called “Brancard”, due to its rectangular curved shape.