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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jul 16, 2019

LOT 111

ROLEX, REF. 1490, ¼ CENTURY CLUB, YELLOW GOLD

Fine and very rare, rectangular curved, 14k yellow gold chronometer wristwatch with silver dial made made as a gift to a T. Eaton Co. employee for his 25 years of continuous service.

Rare et belle montre en or jaune 14k (585). Boîtier rectangulaire curvex. Cadran argent avec petite trotteuse à 6h. Mouvement mécanique certifié chronomètre.

Brand Rolex

Model ¼ Century Club

Reference 3937

Year Circa 1930

Dimensions  49 mm

Signature  Case, dial and movement

EUR 3,000 - 5,000

HKD 26,500 - 44,000 / USD 3,400 - 5,600 / EUR 3,000 - 5,000

Sold: EUR 5,460


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-9

Good

Scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Notes

Timothy Eaton (1834-1907) opened his first department store in Toronto in 1869. By the early 20th century T. Eaton Co. Ltd. had become one of Canada’s largest retailers. The 1/4 Century Club watches, made from the 1930s until as late as the 1960s, were given by the company to employees in thanks for 25 years of loyal service.

The ¼ Century Club Timothy Eaton (1834-1907) ouvre son premier grand magasin à Toronto en 1869. Au début du 20e siècle, T. Eaton Co. Ltd. était l’un des plus importants détaillants au Canada. Les montres 1/4 Century Club, fabriquées des années 1930 jusqu’aux années 1960, ont été offertes par l’entreprise aux employés en remerciement de 25 années de loyaux services.