759
759
Rolex
A YELLOW GOLD ASYMMETRICAL LEFT-HANDED WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET REF 9630 CASE 733097 NO 016 KING MIDAS CIRCA 1961
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT
759
Rolex
A YELLOW GOLD ASYMMETRICAL LEFT-HANDED WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET REF 9630 CASE 733097 NO 016 KING MIDAS CIRCA 1961
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 9,375 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Rolex
A YELLOW GOLD ASYMMETRICAL LEFT-HANDED WRISTWATCH WITH BRACELET REF 9630 CASE 733097 NO 016 KING MIDAS CIRCA 1961
• cal. 650 automatic lever movement, 17 jewels • gilt dial, black baton indexes • 18k yellow gold asymmetrical case, winding crown to the left case band, monogrammed case back secured by four screws • case, dial, and movement signed • with an 18k yellow gold Rolex bracelet with double folding clasp
length 29 mm, bracelet circumference approximately 184 mm
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Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a Rolex King Midas Urn inspired presentation box.

Gerald Genta designed this iconic model as an homage to the infamous mythological figure, King Midas.  He drew inspiration for the design from the geometric architecture in ancient Greece, specifically the Parthenon Temple in Athens.  The King Midas watch is created from a single block of 18 karat white or yellow gold.  Each watch is accompanied by a presentation box inspired by a traditional Greek urn painted in the Black Figure technique. Genta gives a small nod to King Midas by creating this piece for those who are left handed, as everything Midas touched with his left hand turned to gold.

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