Keeping Your Purchase Safe and Secure. 1930's R olex PRINCE ELEGANT. Hand applied Arabic Numerals and time elements. “The Rolex Prince - the watch for men of distinction” If there was ever an accessory that identified one as a man of distinction it is the Rolex Prince Brancard Wristwatch. CA. As we would expect on a Canadian market Rolex watch from this period, the case front is gold filled. Quite wisely keen to boast of its latest refinement, Rolex signed its early HW movements with the phrase “Patented SuperBalance” on their winding wheels. Going into the intricacies of the various case making processes from the vintage period is beyond the scope of this description, but in essence, gold filling involves the rolling under high pressure of a block of two sheets of gold that come above and below a thicker block of base metal. Composée de plusieurs variantes, elle donnera à votre image une allure élégante grâce à ses caractères minces, ou ajoutera de la profondeur avec son style de caractères plus épais. We always offer the advice to our regular buyers that it is better to pay more in the first place and buy a watch, like this one, that is excuses-free and authentic throughout instead of cutting corners and purchasing something at a lower price level with known originality issues and then trying to put it back into standard form at some later date. A simple stunner. The Cellini Prince. We would expect a 1941 HW movement to be with a SuperBalance but not signed as such on its winding wheel, which of course is the specification here. no-icon. All numbered and triple signed Rolex. Width: 2 CM . $4,725.00 . 3361 18kt Gold Watch – Chronome... 3 991 584 Ft. Ellenőrzött kereskedő. 1930's R olex PRINCE ELEGANT. The rhodium finish to the bridges is just very slightly rubbed in places, caused by the slightest motion of the mechanism in its case over several decades, but only the most small minded pedant could ever object to such tiny shortcomings. All prices include VAT. 636608. Rolex Prince Eatons Quarter Century Club 14K Gold. Oct 2, 2019 - Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 1930 Vintage Mens ROLEX PRINCE ELEGANT Watch Deco Pink metallic 2dial BlueDagger at the best online prices at eBay! All three hands are original and correct for this model. It certainly was possible to put a circular movement in a rectangular case, and indeed Rolex, Omega, Longines and almost all the other top tier houses did so at times, but having a dedicated, shaped movement was a better, neater solution. 1 012 386 Ft. Magáneladó . Rolex Prince of Timepieces. An original dial like this one, that does have a few blemishes in places, will always rank head and shoulders above its equivalent in a freshly refinished state. Distinct, refined and elegant this watch is among the most attractive Art Deco wristwatches ever made and one of the symbols of luxury during the Depression-era. The Rolex Prince embraces the spirit of Art Deco with its etched lines that make for a truly unique dress watch. Perfect Gift for Her. In the real world, this is a very tidy, very well preserved dial and it is undoubtedly of a grade that could be acquired as a serious investment. We have scanned this and included it with the photographs of the watch for sale with this description. Originally, this took the form of duo-dialled doctors’ watches, so named because of the ease with which their oversized, separate seconds registers could be consulted when monitoring a patient’s heartbeat over a sixty second period. By placing this two mechanisms at opposite ends of the movement the watch achieves incredible levels of accuracy and carries a longer power reserve, enabling it to run longer and more accurately on a single wind Prix du Neuf; Cote de l’Occasion; Actualité; Magazine Rolex watch watch launched three new and distinctive Cellini families at … Rolex 1645 Prince Pocket Watch Vintage - Imperial Model Year 1940 Stock no. Rolex watches are crafted with scrupulous attention to detail. Pre-owned. Find the best deals on Rolex Prince watches. It isn’t mint by any means and the obsessive perfectionist looking only for new-old-stock, unused examples will have to continue his search elsewhere. Two tone dials of this kind are some of the most attractive that Rolex has offered at any time. Vintage Mens 1930 Rolex PRINCE Elegant Watch Salmon Face Platinum clad 2dials. Since the watch was designed based on the design standards of the time, it was considered a popular piece of jewellery in the Roaring Twenties. 1930's R olex PRINCE ELEGANT. Rolex Prince of Timepieces. Condition is Used. This auction is live! In Superb Condition. Suggest a price. Coating base metal with a cosmetic layer of electroplated gold was far cheaper and the inferior process usurped the higher quality one. 5. Stay at home, during the MCO! If you do not enter a shipping cost at this point, Breedon Antiques may request a further payment from you to cover shipping. Explore the Rolex collection of prestigious, high-precision timepieces. These two firms were neck and neck for many decades, with each desperately trying to take market share from the other. Depth: 2 CM. Availability: Available now. Free shipping. This isn’t a mint, unused case but it has obviously been looked after carefully by past owners and treated with the respect that it deserves. Rolex, ROLEX. The arrival of the 1930s brought with it the desire for angular art deco cases, which were often rectangular in form. REF: LA92524. $7892. This box is in excellent condition and is a collectible in its own right. Pre-Owned. Description : ROLEX “PRINCE”;Fine and elegant, manuel;winding, rectangular curved;9K yellow gold wristwatch. This exceptionally attractive 1941 gentleman’s Rolex Prince Elegante is a perfect specimen of the art deco inspired watches that were created by all the Swiss top tier horological houses between around 1930 and the close of World War II. 971 804 Ft. Ellenőrzött kereskedő. Superb Elegant Sophisticated. If it was housed in a solid gold case and had been supplied in the UK, the asking price for this item would be somewhere between £5000 and £5500 GB pounds. Gold filled is the term for these cases in the USA whereas here in the UK, we are more familiar with the phrase rolled gold. Gent's Watch Please note. 36465, Ref. This resulted in a streamlined component that was measurably more efficient than its predecessors. Original dial in lovely vintage condition aged with some marks due to age, 9karat gold case also is in very good condition with fixed gold lugs. Vintage Eatons Solar Rolex Prince Elegant Mens Swiss Doctors Watch Serviced. While undoubtedly evocative of their era and extremely collectible today, the wristwatches of World War I were relatively simple in their execution and designed with a view to functionality in the hostile operating conditions of the trenches. DATE ADDED: 8th December 2020. French Market right before WWII. We are sorry, but currently Rolex Cellini Prince series is unavailable. Rolex Datejust 36 Pink Mother of Pearl Diamond Watch 116244. Le portail des montres de prestige depuis 2002. mardi 24 novembre 2020. In Italy and France, the dial was printed as “Prince Elegant”, whereas for the UK and Canadian markets, an “E” was added to give “Prince Elegante”. Payment Method: Bank transfer . CH. The Rolex Prince embraces the spirit of Art Deco with its etched lines that make for a truly unique dress watch. US. Rolex Prince Pink Gold "Elegant" with Beads of Rice Bracelet. Rolex stopped making the Prince in the early 1950s, but collectors have remained very passionate about collecting the Art-Deco Masterpieces. PHOTOS. Cette typographie épurée créée par Cristina Pi se veut élégante et féminine. The Rolex Cellini Prince comes in five striking models, each with its own intricate yet refined identity. Mouvement Perpetuel / RCS de Cannes n°532 197 092. We purchased this watch privately from a gentleman in the midlands. Rolex. Rolex Datejust 36 Elegant Men's Watch 116203. Rolex Prince of Timepieces. Rolex launched the Cellini range as an elegant alternative to the popular but rather sporty series by the brand. A very rare, fine and well-preserved Art Deco vintage wristwatch in silver by Rolex made in 1930. Rolex Prince Elegant. Incidentally, this approach was not unique to the USA and Canada. Secure payment via an escrow account; Flexible payment options; Personalized support; Condition: Pre-owned: Scope of delivery: No original box, no original papers. Superb Elegant Sophisticated. In our years in business, we have never encountered an all-original HW movement that did not come with a SuperBalance. The Rolex Prince is a true icon of the brand and a model synonymous with Doctor’s, because of the large second hand allowed the patience pulse to be taken more easily. They always seem expensive at the time when they are purchased, but if held for a reasonable length of time they will in retrospect be seen to have been modestly priced. We can tie this particular movement down to an even shorter window of production. Without wishing to bore the casual reader unnecessarily, it could be briefly explained that Rolex in Geneva had a curious agreement with its movement supplier Aegler SA that it would sell the latter’s products in Europe, Britain and the rest of the world except for the United States, which would be left open for another major Aegler customer, Gruen. This case is signed simply as “Rolex” in large upper case letters. Last one. Rolex Datejust 41 Wimbledon Dial Men's Watch 126303-0020. highly regarded as one of the finest and most reliable watches in the Rolex world, the Prince is a watch that features uncompromising quality and detail that is applauded by their audience. Pay in monthly instalments (including downpayment), Phone availability :  The light reflections on the case sides highlight the elegant profile of the Oyster case, which is … ;Signed case, dial and movement. “Rolex, Prince, Elegante” is signed above the dial centre point, with the remains of “Swiss Made” just legible along the very bottom edge. In Vintage Jewelry and Luxury Items. To issue a caveat if the influx of fake Rolexes mainly from 2 countries . REF. Buy. But why wait until next week? Pinpointing the year in which the HW made its first appearance is not easy, again, because Rolex will not reveal information from its company archives. Mercredi 15 janvier, le prince William et Kate Middleton se sont rendus dans la ville de Bradford. Sell your used watch through Watchmaster and get up to 50% more than the market average. In London, England in 1905, a 24-year-old Hans Wilsdorf had a vision to create a wristwatch that was as elegant as it was reliable. Free shipping . From United States. The HW is one of the most desirable of all vintage Rolex movements and among the most attractive to the eye. Original dial in lovely vintage condition aged with some marks due to age, 9karat gold case also is in very good condition with fixed gold lugs. 3059. Old Money elegance. Our Experts are now looking for your watch. Free international postage. A contemporary celebration of classicism, The Rolex Cellini is a fitting tribute to the tradition of fine watchmaking combined with elegant designs and modern touches. This Watch is relatively large for the Prince Range, measuring: 22mm wide and 38mm lug to lug. Rolex Prince Annonce: 20.531 kr Rolex Prince Elegant Ref: 2736, Referencenummer 2736; Stål; Manuelt; Stand God; År 1933; Sted: Storbritannien Condition is Used. USD; 15 000 - 20 000; EUR; 11 000 - 14 000; CHF; 17 000 - 22 000 -C. Two-body, polished, curved and faceted, curved crystal. It is worth noting how the spelling of the Elegante model name changed depending on where Rolex was selling these watches. Rolex Prince $ 9,927. Back exterior is marked 26398-2356 and Rolex crown. Deprived at the time of the US market, Rolex targeted Canada. Even when, or more realistically, if, the appropriate hands are sourced, they are invariably extortionately priced. Geneve-Suisse Buy Now. Very fine and extremely rare, curved and faceted rectangular, 18K pink gold gentleman's wristwatch with 18K pink gold Rolex buckle. Its quality was very high, but the single word signature seemed incongruous with the grade of finish and we found ourselves questioning whether the case was in fact authentic. The difficulty is in finding classic cars with their original untouched paint in excellent order or vintage watches with well preserved, unmolested dials. Rolex Prince Elegant - Bucherer, Ref. 3059. Ask for more information about this particular watch. Seller details not disclosed. Dial is signed Rolex with raised gold Arabic numbers. The key to trouble free ownership of high value vintage watches is to only buy mechanically sound examples and then keep on top of their maintenance needs without fail. All numbered and triple signed Rolex. We would be inclined to the view that the SuperBalance wording no longer appeared on the HW from approximately 1938 onwards. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class. Superb Elegant Sophisticated. ;Belle et élégante montre bracelet;rectangulaire en or 9K;Mouvement mécanique;Brand Rolex;Model Prince;Reference 1541;Year Circa 1930;Numbers Case number 74532;Caliber 310;Bracelet Leather;Dimensions 20X35 mm Full Name: (required) Email: (required) Telephone: Message: This exceptionally attractive 1941 gentleman’s Rolex Prince Elegante is a perfect specimen of the art deco inspired watches that were created by all the Swiss top tier horological houses between around 1930 and the close of World War II. So-called “restored” dials, those that have been stripped bare and entirely re-finished to look as-new, will always be regarded as undesirable, not least because they have no rarity value. In our business, we have often commented that it is something of a shame that most classic Rolex watches are bought because of their investment potential, with the majority of owners and potential owners not really taking on board an appreciation of the build and finish quality that made them so sought after in the first place. Collection only, watch is in good working order, strap is also in excellent condition watch has no box or paper work consider 1930's. Notice how similar the light coloured dial in the advert is to the one here, both having the same distinctive bezel. 3059 Prince Elegant Curvex Rolex, Prince Elegant Curvex , Ref. The Rolex Prince embraces the spirit of Art Deco with its etched lines that make for a truly unique dress watch. This is perhaps one of the nicest Rolex Price that we've come across. Though a brilliant unit in its day, advances in movement making technology led to its replacement by the Hunter in 1923, which remained the flagship Rolex manually wound movement until its retirement in 1969. Today, the duo dial Prince is one of the most iconic of all vintage Rolex wristwatches and commands high prices when for sale in original excellent condition. The dial on this watch is very good and totally original. The dial is a focal point when any vintage wristwatch is assessed as a potential purchase. ;Two-body, polished and brushed, stepped sides, straight lugs. The Prince Elegante took the rectangular case style that had been so successful on the earlier duo dialled Prince models, but was revised with a more conventional subsidiary seconds counter that was part of the main dial rather than being separate from it. Was £4,295.00. Rolex Prince of Timepieces. Sourcing untouched, correct units like this one becomes more of a challenge with every year that passes. The concept of the elderly wristwatch as a collectible emerged in the early 1980s largely because of a growing realisation that the quality that had been attained by the elite Swiss makers like Rolex back in the 1940s and ‘50s had entirely disappeared from the market. Looking at the remarkable selection of vintage HW movements pictured in close up as part of Shigeharu Aritake’s book “Rolex Scene 1913-1997”, there is certainly a progression of this kind. Rather than being a thin homage in name only, this version for the new millennium is an almost identical throwback to its Gatsby-era brethren. 2 980 553 Ft. Magáneladó . Most, but certainly not all, gold filled cases have stainless steel backs, as here. STAINLESS STEEL, PRINCE ELEGANT, RETAILED BY BUCHERER, REF. Start browsing our collection of fine timepieces right now! Just as a mint, immaculate finish on a classic motor car can be produced by an experienced paint sprayer for anyone willing to write a cheque to cover his charges, so it is with wristwatch dials. Charles Jarman’s book “The Rolex Reference Guide, 4th Edition” offers the view ( page 102 ) that the HW appeared for the first time in 1937 and remained in production until 1953, but this seems too late. A simple stunner. Rolex Prince 3937 Eaton "Quarter Century Club" Doctors gold 14KT $ 12,000. To issue a caveat if the influx of fake Rolexes mainly from 2 countries . Contact information not published. $5,999.00. The Rolex Cellini Prince is a revival of the Prince from the 1920s and is characterised by its rectangular shape and the combination of a time display with a sub-dial beneath it. Was £11,495.00. It has a Sapphire Crystal. # 745be82e1, Add to your wish list and receive price alerts. Rolex Prince Elegante Rose Gold 2317 Rolex Prince Elegante Rose Gold 2317 Contactez-nous au +33.(0) Watchmaster ICP GmbH | Charlottenstraße 60 | 10117 Berlin | Germany Audrey. no-icon. Rare Pink Dial/S.S Finished Platinum clad Case. 2771. There are innumerable references to the Prince Elegante in the various well known books relating to vintage Rolex watches: James Dowling’s “Rolex Wristwatches, The Best of Time”, already mentioned above in the context of the Canadian market case, shows a 1943 Rolex Prince Elegant in colour on page 173. Professional dealer. 2732, Around 1932 Rolex Prince Elegant - Bucherer, ref. F.J Lees of 28 Wheeler Gate in Nottingham are listed as having been a Rolex agent during the 1930s, but given the Canadian market specification of this piece, we find it difficult to believe that Lees sold this watch as a brand new item. With Glasgow import marks for 1937-38. The slim architectural case is in near-perfect condition, and the creamy silver dial with elegant dauphin hands is similarly untouched. Accompanied by the original fitted box and the;original Rolex timing certificate. Eatons was a Canadian department store that sold quality watches from brands such as Rolex and Gallet, but also sold their own brand watches which were supplied by the same brands. Private Seller. Old Money elegance. Suggest a price. 019784. You need to be registered and approved to bid at this auction. Télécharger la typographie gratuitement . Because of this veil of secrecy, exact production dates are impossible to ascertain, but we would suggest from our own experiences with Prince Elegantes over the years that they appeared approximately around 1936 and were discontinued from the Rolex model range either just before or very slightly after the end of World War II. Case No. Description : ROLEX "PRINCE RAILWAY";Rolex "Prince Railway", Ref. Rolex Prince Elegant 1930’s Large Mens Watch | Jewellery & Watches, Watches, Parts & Accessories, Watches | eBay! More. Three decades and an awful lot of vintage Rolex watches later, we now immediately recognise this format as entirely correct for a Canadian market Rolex model. A close up colour photograph of an almost identical 1940s rectangular Rolex case back to this one, with exactly the same simple “Rolex” stamping inside it, is shown on page 141of James Dowling’s excellent book “Rolex Wristwatches, The Best of Time”. The Rolex Cellini Prince comes in five striking models, each with its own intricate yet refined identity. Good, untouched vintage Rolex watches like this one are the blue chip investments of the horological world. Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class. It is stated there that calibre 360 ( the HW) is “manually wound, small seconds register, tonneau shaped, with a SuperBalance”. Description : ROLEX "PRINCE CELLINI" YELLOW GOLD Very fine, large, aerofoil shaped, 18K yellow gold Chronometer wristwatch with a 18K yellow gold Rolex double deployant clasp. The creation of the HW was a response to aesthetic rather than technical change. With the flared Brancard case giving the watch a substantial look, this is a very elegant and understated watch that harkens back to a bygone era. One of the brand’s most distinctive wristwatches, it comes in a rectangular case that speaks to the boldness and joie de vivre of the twenties – the decade which … The movement in this watch is a Rolex calibre 360, better known as the HW movement, named after the founder of this famous concern, Hans Wilsdorf. 197. Ultimate Collectors Gem 1930s Rolex Pink Dial Platinum clad/stainless Case Rare Model Rolex Prince Elegant for UK US markets Elegante for Italy and South America All numbered and triple signed Rolex Gents Watch with epic sleek Rectangular Art-Deco Case Brilliant an gleaming 36421. Marques. Sub seconds at 6. Made for UK US etc. Sub seconds at 6. You may remember some time ago the DateJust was shifted over in the range as the dress watch of the collection when Rolex replica watch unveiled the new round cased Rolex Cellini Prince Replica watch line. €6642. Apr 15, 2020 - 1930 Vintage Mens ROLEX PRINCE Deco ELEGANT Watch Deco Pink 2dial Platinum Clad Price : 3,835.50 Ends on : View on eBay Ref. In a gold filled case, the price is reduced to £1850 GB pounds, at which level the watch offers remarkably good value for money. Rolex Pearlmaster Masterpiece 18k White Gold Women's Watch 80319. Ask a Question. In the pecking order of desirability, a gold filled case will always be worth less than its equivalent in solid gold, but it will have a much higher value than a gold plated case made using the modern electroplating process, on which the thickness of gold over the base metal below will be just a few microns. Description. ROLEX Prince Elegant 1930’s Vintage Watch •REF. Pre-Owned. There are some very noticeable exceptions, most notably the release of self-winding movements, but in very general terms, Rolex and Omega would often introduce innovations onto the market at roughly the same time. Rolex introduced its Prince range in 1928. Authenticity Guaranteed | Free Delivery | 14 Day Return. Vintage watches for sale, reference articles and buying advice, Copyright 2013 (c) Mon-Fri 8am - 7pm, Sat 9am - 6pm, Constellation Co-Axial Master Chronometer, Railmaster Co‑Axial Master Chronometer 40 MM, Seamaster 50th Anniversary James Bond Limited Edition, All You need to be registered and approved to bid at this auction. By the second half of the inter-War period, the wristwatch had developed a style of its own that was not influenced by the pocket watches that had previously been the norm even in the Edwardian era. What seems more likely is that it was indeed bought from them in the 1940s, but as a, then, modern used watch rather than a new one. Such a thing might exist, but we haven’t seen it, which suggests to us that there were no HW mechanisms made prior to 1934 at the earliest. 3937, Prince Elegant, "Prince, officially certified Chronometer", Case No. Alus gracieux, lent et élégant, exemplifié par le rôle du prince Arjuna du clan Pandawa dans l'épopée du Mahabharata ou Rāma dans celle du Ramayana, Gagah ou "viril", qui se décline à son tour en : Kambeng sportif, comme pour le prince Bima, frère aîné d'Arjuna, et son fils Gatotkaca, The Prince is probably one of those models that lead the foundations for the ascent of Rolex in watchmaking world. sloping, fluid curvature Epic … Marques Newsletter. * Terms and conditions apply Add to favourites. Rolex offers a wide assortment of Classic and Professional watch models to suit any wrist. Rolex – Prince Asymmetric Ref. All numbered and triple signed Rolex. A good original 1930s or ‘40s Rolex Prince is about the safest choice as an investment in the vintage wristwatch market but perhaps just as importantly, a well preserved example like this one will always be a source of immense satisfaction to its owner. 3010 •Ultra Prima 6 Position Movement Watch & Box only Selling at RM 33800 Call/WhatsApp/Wechat 6 Show contact number ⌚️ Shop No: 115, Jalan Seang Tek, 10400 Georgetown Penang. Rolex simply wouldn’t have allowed itself to be lacking a tonneau shaped movement from its range when Omega could offer this and vice versa. These are very similar to the example here, with almost identical cases, dials and the same HW movement. Name your full name. Seller . Routine cleaning and oiling of a watch like this at a good local repairer need not be expensive, and such action will repay the effort made in spades in terms of the longevity benefits obtained. Rolex had burst onto the luxury wristwatch market with the Rebberg movement, a beautifully finished circular mechanism that was, in essence, a reduced size version of the movements that had been used in pocket watches. This very minimalist signature contrasts sharply with the wordy “World’s Records” type stampings that were appearing inside European market Rolex cases at the time. Rolex Lady-Datejust 28 Jubilee Bracelet … TUDOR ROLEX PRINCE OYSTERDATE AUTOMATIC (GOOD WORKING) TWO TONS. Rolex Prince Elegant 9ct Gold Cased. Elegant Dress Watch. Prince Elegante model, a member of the celebrated Rolex Prince family of watches Better quality movement featuring an oversized winding barrel and balance wheel. A contemporary celebration of classicism, The Rolex Cellini Prince is a fitting tribute to the tradition of fine watchmaking combined with elegant designs and modern touches. Elegante for Italy and South America. Private Seller . The Rolex Prince embraces the spirit of Art Deco with its etched lines that make for a truly unique dress watch. Compare Rolex Prince watch functions, view pictures, prices and more. Rolex Prince is a Men's watch with Manually Wound movement. A lovely touch, again adding a strong art deco feel, is the use of a pink gold bezel around the dial, coming between the hour numerals and the minute track. Eatons was a Canadian department store that sold quality watches from brands such as Rolex and Gallet, but also sold their … Ref 2356 This watch is an excellent example in amazing original condition. Seller. For the best chance of winning, increase your maximum bid. In London, England in 1905, a 24-year-old Hans Wilsdorf had a vision to create a wristwatch that was as elegant … declaration. There is no difference between the quality of Rolex and Omega movements from this era and if one concern could get the slightest technical head start over the other, this would result in increased sales to the public. Rolex patented the SuperBalance in 1934 and began to use it on the majority of its higher grade movements shortly afterwards. I am a collector and feel compelled . Rolex Datejust 36 Diamond Women's Watch 116234-0156. In every respect, this movement is original and not a single component part has been changed. Rolex Prince of Timepieces. They should not be confused with the less desirable, restored watches that are to be found in far great quantities, at far lower price levels, online. Model: Prince: Year of issue: 1930: Reference number: 2771: Condition: worn: Status: sold: Dealer country: United States : Price in US $ n/a × 1 Step 1. Rolex Prince Elegant Ref: 2736. You'll be now updated weekly with the latest news about luxury watches and exclusive offers. Rolex Prince Pink Gold “Elegant” Ref 2771 with Beads of Rice Bracelet. Class w Dagger Blue hands recess 2nd Dial SuperBalance. 68. Secure payment via an escrow account; Flexible payment options; Personalized support; Condition: Pre-owned: Scope of delivery: No original box, no original papers: Availability: Available now: Payment Method: Bank transfer. The history of this ever popular product line began in 1928 with the Rolex Prince. 1768. Made in 1937. Vintage Rolex movements are quite rightly famous for their superb quality. Ref. Both the USA and Canadian governments were very protective of the watch manufacturers in their own countries and imposed high rates of duty on complete watches imported from Switzerland in order give domestic brands an unfair advantage in the marketplace. A decade from now, we would expect this watch to be worth substantially more than it is at present and so on. Private Seller. In our archives, we have an original 1940 Rolex advert from the French high society magazine L’illustration. Gold filling was largely abandoned in the immediate post-War period for the simple reason that it used up a great deal of gold as a raw material and was therefore expensive. The Rolex Prince embraces the spirit of Art Deco with its etched lines that make for a truly unique dress watch. SHOP SAFELY. Height: 2 CM.