Model: ,
Year of issue: 1955ca
Reference number: 8788
Condition: worn
Status: available
Dealer country: Italy
Dealer name: Caso Watches
Price in EUR € 5.000


ROLEX LADY REF. 8788 “CHAMALEON” The Rolex "Chamaleon" is a classic ladies' watch that was marketed by Rolex between the 1950s and 1970s. Its name comes from the fact that the leather strap could be easily and almost instantly changed, making the watch suitable for any occasion - hence the name Chamaeleon. It was possible to simply remove the leather strap and insert another one, with a mechanism similar to that of military bracelets NATO. The Rolex Chamaleon, as seen in some old ads, was originally sold with several suede straps and a rectangular Rolex box in which you could put the different straps and the watch. This Rolex "Chamaleon" is an excellent example of this rare ladies watch. It was made in the mid-1950s and features a white gold case and hand-wound movement. THE CONDITIONS ARE VERY GOOD. The original box it was sold in at the time and some interchangeable straps are included. Serial Number 248,XXX , Year Mid 50’s, Diameter 16mm


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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.