97 Rolex Very Unusual and Glamorous, Square Shape Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Fancy Lugs, Reference 4840

Estimate: €500 –⁠ 1,000

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Model: Fancy Lugs
Reference: 4840
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1947
Movement: Manual
Case N°: 605948
Dimensions: 19 x 22 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

Although Rolex is most commonly associated with its iconic round cases and sporty watches, there are notable exceptions that showcase the brand's versatility and creativity in design. Rolex has produced several watches with unusual case designs, including square shapes and unique lugs. Among these, the offered ladies' wristwatch is truly exceptional and rarely seen from Rolex’s atelier. Unique in its design and attention to detail, this timepiece exhibits a level of craftsmanship more commonly associated with Patek Philippe than Rolex. The tiny square case features fancy lugs composed of two cylinders of different dimensions, which add elegance to the overall watch design. The silvered dial is adorned with baton and round indexes, enhancing its refined appearance. This timepiece highlights Rolex's ability to innovate and experiment with different shapes and designs while maintaining its reputation for classic and timeless watchmaking. This rare example underscores the brand's creative prowess and commitment to excellence in every aspect of horology.