NOS Rolex Yellow Gold Square Chronometer with Box

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1955

Reference number: 3737

Serial number:

Condition: worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

We do not come across Rolex's from this period in New Old Stock condition very often. This watch has never been worn nor polished. The watch is pristine! It is an 18kt Yellow Gold Officially Certified Chronometre Circa 1955. The beautiful square case has lovely fluting and the original dial applied markers and subsidiary seconds. This is a great period Rolex dress watch that comes in its original box and with Rolex hang tag.

Dealer

Matthew Bain

THE QUEST FOR CHRONOMETRIC PRECISION 1910

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.