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Rolex A very rare and attractive Rolex Precision reference 4224 in pink gold with black dial and roman gold indexes

Estimation € 3,000 – 6,000

Model: Precision
Material: pink gold
Reference N°: 4224
Caliber: manual 18 ruby
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement

Rolex first decided to concentrate on the quality of the movements and its relentless quest for chronometric precision rapidly led to success. In 1914, Kew Observatory in Great Britain awarded a Rolex wristwatch a class “A” precision certificate, a distinction which until that point in time had been reserved exclusively for marine chronometers. From that date forward, the Rolex wristwatch was synonymous of precision. It’s not a case that the English origin brand decided to call one of its models simply “Precision”, to emphasize and make this their ability and peculiarity even clearer. The Reference 4224 here presented to all of you is probably one of the nicest in all its simplicity. The circular pink gold stepped case is refined with very nice and well-preserved horn/tear lugs and a snap on back with no evident signs of wearing. Moreover the quadrant is very notable with its particular and unusual combination of a black dial with subsidiary seconds dial at 6 o’clock with guillochè concentric decoration, outer track for minutes and Roman indexes with unusual “long 4”. A fine collectable piece and a perfect watch for elegant events.