Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

235 Rolex Remarkable Precision Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 4890, With Silver Dial

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 40,000

Sold € 24,050

Model: Precision
Reference: 4890
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Stainless Steel
Year: 1948
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 604102
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

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. 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 4890 here presented to all of you is probably one of the nicest in all its simplicity. The circular steel stepped case is refined with very nice and well-preserved fancy lugs and a snap on back with no evident signs of wearing completed by the silvered dial with subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock which contrasts with the pink indexes and hands.