Lot 113
  • 113

Rolex

Estimate
6,000 - 8,000 CHF
Sold
10,800 CHF
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Description

  • A gold rectangular duo-dial wristwatch
    'Prince', retailed by J. Boseck & Co. Ltd Calcutta, circa 1939, ref.1490
14k, rectangular nickel lever Extra Prima Observatory Quality movement, 15 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, adjusted to 6 positions, two-tone silvered dial, upper dial for mean time with Arabic numerals, subsidiary dial for constant seconds, rectangular case with flared sides and inscription on the back, case, dial and movement signed, with a gilt Rolex buckle


Catalogue Note

The patent for the Rolex Prince movement was granted on October 1st, 1927. The advantage of the design, which places the winding barrel and balance at opposite ends of the watch, allowed the use of a larger balance which helped improve accuracy.  The Rolex 'Prince' is often know as the 'Doctor's Watch'. Through Rolex themselves publicising their sweep seconds watches as being particularly suitable for the medical profession Doctors often received them as gifts from grateful patients. For further information on Rolex Prince models see Dowling & Hess, The Best of Time Rolex Wristwatches, 1996, p.111.

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