The Salon Privé Sale 2017

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c.1930 Rolex Prince 18ct 'Bancard' Flared Case

Lot No.: 112

Sold for (£): Unsold

In 1928 Rolex introduced the Prince which almost instantly became known as the doctor's watch. The rectangular watch had a bigger dial on top for the hours and the minutes and below that a smaller dial for the seconds. That made it easy for a doctor to measure a patient's pulse rate. In the history of watches the Rolex Prince is seen as one of the most ground breaking watches. After it came on the market in 1928 it immediately set new standards for accuracy and ease of use for luxury watches.

This 18ct yellow gold model is a 'Bancard' flared case in nice condition with usual signs of use. The case is correctly signed by Rolex and English hall marked for 18ct gold. The dial is in fantastic condition having been restored to a very high standard probably many years ago. The movement is the distinctive rectangular shape fully functioning and again correctly Signed by Rolex. A fantastic example of probably the most iconic deco wristwatch. The appropriate period 'Deco' watch to complement the car and perfect for events such as Goodwood, this is one to get excited about.