1950s Oversized Rolex Precision Dress Watch ref. 8950

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Reference number: 8950

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Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 11,500

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This handsome watch boasts incredible condition, insane patina and a gorgeous dial with rare arrow markers. Look closer and notice the case design, with the crown integrated into the case and the original stylized hands. This piece would be at home with the most sophisticated of collectors, but won't set you back as much as some other elite-level Precisions. 14k yellow gold. 36mm. Stock 37484


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.