18 Karat Gold Wristwatch, Buccellati, Case and Movement by Rolex
5,000 - 7,000 USD
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- gold, leather
The circular gold dial intricately engraved with Roman indexes in plain reserves, with an inner minute track, engraved subsidiary seconds, completed by a floral crown, stepped lugs and black leather strap, automatic movement, length adjustable, the buckle signed Buccellati, the movement and case signed Rolex, ref. 3782, numbered 57267; early 1940s.
This watch was presented to Luca Buccellati by his father, Mario, on the occasion of his University graduation in the early 1940s. Shortly thereafter, Luca moved to New York where, after pursuing studies at Columbia, he opened the first Buccellati store in the United States. This watch represents a rare example of a collaboration between Buccellati and Rolex, and the 'LB' monogram is visible on the buckle of this piece.