Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels July 2019 | Monaco LOT 199

199. Rolex An extraordinary and particular Rolex reference 4313 in stainless steel and pink gold with unusual teardrop lugs

Estimate € 12,000 –⁠ 25,000

Sold € 28,600
Lot Description
Model: King Midas
Material: pink gold and stainless steel
Reference N°: 4313
Year: 1940s
Case N°: 270237
Caliber: 72'
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 37 mm

Before devoting itself to the manufacture of tool-watches with solid and functional cases, Rolex also tried its hand at creating timepieces with shapes and especially special lugs, the so-called “fancy lugs“. One of the most successful examples is certainly the reference 4313, launched at the end of the ’40s and immediately recognizable for its drop-shaped lugs mounted directly on the bezel, a feature that can only be found on this unique model. The stainless steel caseback contrasts perfectly with the chronograph pushers and the winding crown made of pink gold that reflect the bezel, which has a light and fascinating oxidation. The dial, composed of the tachymetric scale in black and the blue telemetre one, maintain perfect proportions, facilitated by the large dimensions of the case (38 mm) which make it one of the largest references produced by Rolex. A rare and well-preserved watch which certainly cannot go unnoticed.