A remarkable, impressive and extremely rare yellow gold and stainless steel wristwatch with black dial

Create your first list.

A way to share and manage lots.

  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1945
    Reference No: 3064
    Movement No: 009'317
    Case No: 54'894
    Model Name: Oyster Perpetual
    Material: Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 9 3/4'', 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated pin buckle
    Dimensions: 32mm Width, 40mm Length
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, dial further signed Cuervo y Sobrinos

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch reunites a number of highly sought-after traits which render it an eminently collectible timepiece and which are virtually guaranteed to not reappear on the market combined in the same watch for a very long time.

    First and foremost, the Cuervo y Sobrinos signature is as exotic as it is rare: a true gem for the connoisseur of unusual timepieces. The dial as well is breathtaking, but for its aesthetics and for its condition: the black gloss finish is unmarred and has aged with a subtle and highly attractive clouding; the graphics are absolutely flawless.

    The case as well is an intriguing variant of the bubble back case, in this instance featuring hooded lugs and two-tone material; both traits are in fact light years ahead of their time: architecturally complex cases will be in fashion in the 1960s and 1970s, while two-tone cases flourished in the 1980s - and are actually enjoying a comeback these days.

  • 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.

    View More Works

Ο23

Rolex

Ref. 3064
A remarkable, impressive and extremely rare yellow gold and stainless steel wristwatch with black dial

Circa 1945
32mm Width, 40mm Length
Case, dial and movement signed, dial further signed Cuervo y Sobrinos

Estimate
CHF5,000 - 10,000 
€4,600-9,200
$5,000-10,000

Place Advance Bid
Contact Specialist
Virginie Liatard-Roessli
Specialist, Head of Sale
+41 76 338 91 03
vliatard@phillips.com

Double Signed: A Celebration of the Finest Partnerships Between Manufacturers and Retailers

Geneva Auction 9 November 2019