Rolex. A fine and rare platinum manual wind rectangular wristwatch  Prince Chronometer, Ref: 1490, Circa 1930
Lot 135Y
Rolex. A fine and rare platinum manual wind rectangular wristwatch
Prince Chronometer, Ref: 1490, Circa 1930
Sold for £ 32,500 (US$ 45,072) inc. premium

Lot Details
Rolex. A fine and rare platinum manual wind rectangular wristwatch  Prince Chronometer, Ref: 1490, Circa 1930 Rolex. A fine and rare platinum manual wind rectangular wristwatch  Prince Chronometer, Ref: 1490, Circa 1930 Rolex. A fine and rare platinum manual wind rectangular wristwatch  Prince Chronometer, Ref: 1490, Circa 1930 Rolex. A fine and rare platinum manual wind rectangular wristwatch  Prince Chronometer, Ref: 1490, Circa 1930
Rolex. A fine and rare platinum manual wind rectangular wristwatch
Model: Prince Chronometer
Reference: 1490
Date: Circa 1930
Movement: 15-jewel manual wind, timed to 6 positions, No.75***
Dial: Two-tone silvered, black Arabic numerals, black inner minute track with five minute markers, blued steel pointed baton hands, subsidiary dial below 6 for seconds
Case: Polished curved rectangular, snap on back, No.14***
Strap/Bracelet: Brown alligator leather
Buckle/Clasp: Signed stainless steel buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 22mm x 34mm

Footnotes

  • The Prince model was introduced by Rolex in 1929 and continued until 1935. Each watch was certified for its accuracy and was unaffected by position or changes in temperature, problems that plagued lesser watches. Rolex say of the Prince that it was 'limited to a relatively small number as such fine watches cannot be produced quickly or in large quantities'.

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