1950s Rolex Ref. 4498 Stainless Steel Precision

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Year of issue: 1950's

Reference number: 4498

Serial number:

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A handsome vintage dress watch- uncommon to find in stainless steel and even more so in an assertive size- offered in beautiful original condition. The case is nice and crisp, with the crown logo and original numbers still visible on the case back, the dial is original and unaltered… even the original vintage buckle and Rolex strap are still in excellent condition. What a cool mid-century find! 35mm. Stock 36262


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.