This is a lovely two tone Rolex “Viceroy” style with the rare Ultra Prima movement from 80 years ago, in full working order.
The case is the unusual 3 piece tonneau shaped oyster case with a polished red gold bezel and screw down crown.
The movement is the 15 jewel calibre 9¾”’ Hunter in its highest quality, it is signed both ‘Ultra Prima’ and ‘Timed 6 Positions’, it is rhodium finished and (like most watches from this period) has no shock protection.
The original dial is silvered with a sunken subsidiary seconds dial. There is an outer ‘railway’ minute track & the numerals are pink gilt embossed double batons for the 12 and single batons for the remainder. The original hands are the rare blued steel “pencil” style with luminous infill and the subsidiary seconds hand is also blued steel obviously the luminous material no longer works after well over half a century.
The case is in 85% condition (with a little case corrosion on the case back) and the movement & dial are 90+%.
It measures 30mm long, 29mm wide, 36mm lug to lug and is 10mm high; it takes a 16mm band and a black leather strap is fitted.
£1,500.00 (approx. $1,950.00 US)