Gold Rolex Big Precision with 3 Stars Dial

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Reference number: 8961

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Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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One of the best vintage timepieces we have had the pleasure of offering. This watch is in the same category of importance historically as many other models with much more assertive prices. “Star” dials were reserved only for the most celebrated and finest vintage Rolex models and are most often seen on ref. #6062s, a moon phase. The rarity of this watch is further enhanced by the original, unpolished condition. Additionally, this is the first example of a timepiece with a star dial in rose gold we have seen. With a contemporary diameter of 36mm, this watch is as handsome today as it was on the gentleman who wore it sixty years ago. To find a 1940’s Rolex of this importance in this condition is very exciting. This timepiece will catapult your collection into “super-stardom” Stock 29410


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.