Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 15, 2015

LOT 72

ROLEX REF. 1490 PRINCE STEEL & YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Prince," case No. 17649, Ref. 1490. Made circa 1930. Very fine and very rare, rectangular, flared and curved, stainless steel and yellow gold Art Deco wristwatch with a stainless steel Rolex buckle.

USD 4,000 - 6,000

HKD 31,000 - 47,000 / CHF 4,000 - 6,000

Sold: USD 6,750

Two-body, bi-color, solid, polished and brushed, yellow gold flared sides, recessed winding crown, snap-on case back. Matte black with luminous Arabic numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. Blued steel baton hands. Cal. 7 ½''', tonneau-shaped, Ultra Prima, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, lateral lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 6 positions, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIM. 25 x 43 mm. THICKNESS 9 mm.