Rolex. A fine 18K two tone gold manual wind rectangular wristwatch  Prince 'Tiger Stripe', Ref: 1490, Circa 1930

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Rolex. A fine 18K two tone gold manual wind rectangular wristwatch
Prince 'Tiger Stripe', Ref: 1490, Circa 1930

£ 9,000 - 12,000
US$ 12,000 - 15,000
Rolex. A fine 18K two tone gold manual wind rectangular wristwatch
Model: Prince 'Tiger Stripe'
Reference: 1490
Date: Circa 1930
Movement: 15-jewel manual wind Observatory quality, adjusted to 4 positions
Dial: Two-tone silvered, black baton hour markers, Arabic numeral quarters, black outer minute track, blued steel spade hands, subsidiary dial below 6 for constant seconds
Case: Polished white and yellow gold rectangular, white gold sides and flared lugs, No.0126
Strap/Bracelet: Brown alligator leather
Buckle/Clasp: Signed 18K gold buckle
Signed: Case, dial & movement
Size: 20mm x 30mm

Footnotes

  • The Prince model was introduced by Rolex in 1929 and experienced a relatively short period of production. As not many were produced they were as exclusive in period as they are today. Each watch was supplied with a chronometer rating certificate of Accuracy from the Swiss government Observatory. It was unaffected by position or changes in temperature, problems that plagued lesser watches. Rolex say of the Prince that it was 'limited to a relatively small number as such fine watches cannot be produced quickly or in large quantities'.

    The current example features the two colour gold striped case which has earned it the nickname 'tiger stripe'.
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Rolex. A fine 18K two tone gold manual wind rectangular wristwatch  Prince 'Tiger Stripe', Ref: 1490, Circa 1930
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