1944 Rolex Oversized Rose Gold Precision Ref. 9004

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Year of issue: 1944

Reference number: 9004

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A far more uncommon example than its yellow gold counterparts, this manual wind Rolex dress watch dates to circa 1944 and boasts an assertive-for-the-period 36mm case diameter. In addition to being made of pink gold, note the rather contemporary markers and nice big lugs. Stock 37123


Joshua Bonifas


Rolex first concentrated on the quality of the movements. The relentless quest for chronometric precision rapidly led to success. In 1910, a Rolex watch was the first wristwatch in the world to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, granted by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne. Four years later, in 1914, Kew Observatory in Great Britain awarded a Rolex wristwatch a class “A” precision certificate, a distinction which until that point in time had been reserved exclusively for marine chronometers. From that date forward, the Rolex wristwatch was synonymous with precision.