A very rare and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with centre seconds and salmon dial

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: 1954
    Reference No: 8895
    Movement No: N62'432
    Case No: 13'843
    Model Name: Precision
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel
    Clasp/Buckle: Integral stainless steel clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Although not one of the famous Oyster models, the present Precision reference 8895 is one of the most beautiful time only wristwatches ever made by Rolex.

    Fitted with a masculine salmon-coloured dial and prominent dauphine hands which perfectly harmonize with the bamboo bracelet typical from the period, it has probably never been polished since new and it is a perfect proof of how in watch design, “less is more” and is never going out of fashion.

  • Maker Bio

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Ref. 8895
A very rare and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with centre seconds and salmon dial

1954
38mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF10,000 - 15,000 

sold for CHF37,500

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