134 Rolex Elegant and Valuable, Prince, Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Retailed by Serpico y Laino, Reference 3361

Estimate: €8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold €11,700

Model: Prince
Reference: 3361
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1952
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 899 573
Dimensions: 19 × 46 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

The Prince is probably one of those models that lead the foundations for the ascent of Rolex in watchmaking world. Launched in 1928, it has been produced in various versions. The present Prince Aerodynamic ref. 3361 in yellow gold is definitely rare for the very nice condition of the two-body case and the fancy presence on the coat of arms in the lower part of the case. Usually engraved with the family logo or the initials of the new owner is difficult to find a pure one, with no engravings thus perfect for a dedication. The case back shows very crisp and deep case number, the crown logo, the gold stamps and the S&L initials. These letters, as collectors and passionate know, stand for the Venezuelan retailer Serpico y Laino, whose name is also written on the dial and which was active from 1925 to 1966 and known as one of the best watches retailers in the whole of South America.