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Geneva, Dec 08, 2022

LOT 319

Ref. 1862; “Prince” so-called “Brancard”, “Chronometer”, “Extra-Prima”; 9K yellow gold and white gold

CHF 6,000 - 12,000

EUR 6,100 - 12,200 / USD 6,400 - 12,800 / HKD 49,700 - 100,000

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

Case-back engraved “H.C.N / 14-9-36”.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8-11


Slightly scratched

Slightly worn

Movement: 3-6-8*


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-8-51-01


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

Partially reprinted

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model “Prince” so-called “Brancard”

Reference 1862

Year circa 1935

Movement No. 70 224

Case No. 16 549 (by Union Suisse pour l’Habillage de la Montre (USH), Bienne / Biel)

Material 9K yellow gold and white gold

Bracelet brown leather Rolex strap

Buckle gilded metal buckle

Caliber 7’’’ ½, “Elinvar Hairspring” “Extra Prima”, “Observatory Quality”, timed 6 positions

Dimensions 42.8 x 25.6 mm.

Weight 35.4 gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement


Rolex, Ref. 1862

The Rolex “Prince” reference 1862 was launched in the late-1920’s 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.