Ladies Rolex 18ct White Gold & Diamond Cocktail Watch c1928



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Listed 3 years ago

Edited 3 years ago


Vintage Gold Watches

Bayswater, GB


020 7727 7095


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Seller typeTrade
Reference number103
ConditionVery good
ScopeWatch only
Case material18ct White Gold
Bracelet materialSilk Type


Here is a wonderful example of an early ladies Rolex white gold & diamond cocktail watch from c1928. This watch remains in superb condition, and it’s exceptional Rolex ‘Observatory Quality’ movement is performing reliably.  It is perfect for the season of cocktails and dinner parties and special occasions.

The Dial

The oval railway track ‘1 – 12’ numeral ‘art-deco’ style dial is complemented by original ‘Breguet’ blued steel hands. The dial design and case complement each other beautifully and also make the time easy to read for such a small watch.

This is the original Rolex dial which has been restored to the very highest standards by the best dial restorers in the UK.

The Movement

The Rolex Calibre.250 ‘Observatory Quality’, 18 Jewel movement is of exceptional quality and is original to this watch. It is signed Rolex, ‘Observatory Quality’, 18 Jewels and ‘Swiss Made’.

The Case

The stunning, diamond-studded 18ct white gold case has beautiful hand-engraved sides and remains in tip-top condition. As one would expect, this is a high quality case, which from all appearances seems to have been very well cared for since there are no signs of wear, over-polishing, dings, scratches or other damage, visible to the naked eye.

The case is all correctly signed ‘Rolex World’s Records Gold Medal’, ‘Geneva-Suisse’ and 18K. The case also carries the external Rolex model reference number 103 and the serial number 4501.

The case is 16mm wide excluding the crown, and 25mm in length. The total length of the watch including the lugs is 29mm. The watch is quite slim at 6.5mm, including the lens which stands slightly proud of the case. The case itself and hinge area in particular have been carefully inspected for any weaknesses and none were found. We can therefore guarantee the structural integrity of this watch case. This, along with the general condition of the case, leads us to believe this watch has led a charmed life and seen very little use.

As always, our standard advice applies: vintage watches should be kept clean and dry at all times.

The Bracelet

The watch is on a period, black silk type bracelet with a sliding locking clasp which makes the bracelet adjustable for any size of wrist.

The Box and Papers

Although there is no original paperwork with this watch, the reference numbers, markings, signatures and hallmarks are all correct, dating the watch to circa 1928.

This watch comes complete with the jewellers presentation box, as shown in the photographs.

In Conclusion

We have here a beautiful, rare, usable and highly collectable vintage gold ladies cocktail watch, from horology’s most famous name which is something of beauty, to use, wear, treasure and enjoy!

This watch will also make an excellent investment and family heirloom piece. Even though vintage gold Rolex prices have continued to rise markedly in the past 2-3 years, we still feel fine examples such as this are undervalued. As each year goes by and the world market for vintage gold Rolex watches continues to expand, availability will become more limited, so prices are surely destined to climb ever higher!

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