1976 Rolex King Midas Ref. 4315 (with Urn Box)

Year of issue: 1976
Reference number: 4315
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Dealer name: Tariq Malik
Price in US $ 31,000


King Midas       - The story of the Midas is a special one. The King Midas has kind of been the forgotten sheep of the Rolex family and overlooked and underappreciated for the longest time but its one with the best story. Continuing the Greek Mythology the solid 18k gold watch was given the name 'King Midas' honoring the myth that everything he touched with his left hand turned to gold. It was bruited about as the heaviest and most expensive men’s time only watch in production, not just at Rolex, but in the entire industry. The watch, weighing between 150 and 200 grams, is sculpted from a single block of 18 karats yellow or white gold.  The opulence and rarity of the timepiece with its extremely low profile was designed specifically to appeal to the extravagant few. King Midas Rolex graced some of the most well-known wrists in American history including legend Elvis Presley.  Throughout the history of Rolex, there were only three limited editions with King Midas being one of them.  As if the King Midas from Rolex wasn't extraordinary enough on its own, the box that was designed for it also exceeds all expectations. While most Rolex watches come in a green box with a light velvet inlay, the King Midas is presented in a box with a shape resembling an ancient Greek amphora. The box for the King Midas is made of black wood with leather and red embossing in the style of Greek paintings and reveals the stunning timepiece inside, nestled on red velvet.  Now enough to the history and back to present. This very example is in beautiful and sharp condition.. The gold has patina'd over the years and transformed the color of the gold to ancient gold. The edges are well defined  and the bracelet is equally sharp. The Midas today is a coveted collector's piece and gaining more and more interest, at the same time they are really hard to find in great condition and of course with the original Urn box.

Brand Rolex
Model King Midas
Ref. No. 4315
Serial No. 4318XXX/4xxx
Year 1976
Gender Gents
Case Size 28mm
Case Very nice condition case not showing much wear from age. The numbers on the backside are fully intact and visible.
Bracelet / Strap Excellent condition and heavy Brick bracelet with links made of solid gold
Dial Excellent Silver dial signed Cellini, correct for the 3rd generation King Midas
Price AED 114,000 / USD 31,000
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Manual
Condition Mint
Box Original Urn Box
Papers No


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