Rolex. A fine 18K striped white and yellow gold manual wind rectangular wristwatch  Prince 'Tiger Stripe', Ref: 1343B, Glasgow Import mark for 1929

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Lot 47
Rolex. A fine 18K striped white and yellow gold manual wind rectangular wristwatch
Prince 'Tiger Stripe', Ref: 1343B, Glasgow Import mark for 1929

£ 6,000 - 8,000US$ 7,600 - 10,000
Rolex. A fine 18K striped white and yellow gold manual wind rectangular wristwatch
Model: Prince 'Tiger Stripe'
Reference: 1343B
Date: Glasgow Import mark for 1929
Movement: 15-jewel manual wind Observatory quality, adjusted to 6 positions, No.71351
Dial: Two-tone silvered, black Arabic numerals, black inner minute track with five minute markers, blued steel spade hands, subsidiary dial below 6 for seconds
Case: Polished two colour 'tiger stripe' rectangular, snap on back, No.67946
Strap/Bracelet: Black leather
Buckle/Clasp: Plated buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 20mm x 35mm
Accompaniments: Rolex box retailed by Charles Packer & Co Ltd, 76 Regent St, London W.

Footnotes

  • The Prince model was introduced by Rolex in 1929 and continued until 1935. With a relatively short period of production, not many were produced and, as such, they were as exclusive in period as they are today. Each watch was supplied with a rating certificate of Accuracy from the Swiss government Observatory. It 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'.

    The current example features the two colour gold striped case which has earned it the nickname 'tiger stripe'.
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Rolex. A fine 18K striped white and yellow gold manual wind rectangular wristwatch  Prince 'Tiger Stripe', Ref: 1343B, Glasgow Import mark for 1929
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