A delightful gents solid gold Rolex Tudor wristwatch . Rolex Tudors have always been popular and their appeal is growing following a recent successful brand relaunch; they are proving excellent investments.
Slowly, vintage watch buyers are realising just how undervalued Rolex Tudors have been, and prices are beginning to rise steeply and without doubt will continue to do so; they are a superb investment. To buy a comparable watch of this quality from say Jaeger LeCoultre, would cost at least an extra 50% rendering the Tudors superb value.
The overall condition of this watch is good and it functions perfectly. Importantly this watch was used for a British Rail presentation as detailed on its rear and BR items are hugely collectable in their own right.
The solid gold case (9ct) has a diameter of some 32 mm and houses the original dial. The rear of the case details the watch as having been presented by British Rail and its inner show the goldsmith to have been Rolex themselves (often they used Shackmans or Dennisons etc.) Needless to say, by far the most sought after cases are by Rolex, this one having been signed both ‘Rolex’ with the famous coronet and ‘RWC’ (Rolex Watch Company). Furthermore, a case reference of 5107 and the Edinburgh assay hallmarks for 1957 can clearly be seen.
The dial has applied gold Arabic hours, a black printed Tudor rose above the ‘Tudor’ wording and original luminous hands with subsidiary seconds. Its condition is good as the photography shows.
The watch has been regularly serviced over the years (latterly in 2017) and needless to say the 15-rubied movement is pristine and keeps immaculate time effortlessly. It is of course fully signed Tudor.
The watch comes on a supple, black leather strap with gold coloured buckle to match the case.
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