Rolex Oyster Ref 4444 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Circa 1945 Wwrepd V01
Rolex Oyster Ref 4444 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Circa 1945 Wwrepd V02
Rolex Oyster Ref 4444 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Circa 1945 Wwrepd V03
Rolex Oyster Ref 4444 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Circa 1945 Wwrepd V04
Rolex Oyster Ref 4444 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Circa 1945 Wwrepd V05
Rolex Oyster Ref 4444 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Circa 1945 Wwrepd V06
Rolex Oyster Ref 4444 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Circa 1945 Wwrepd V01
Rolex Oyster Ref 4444 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Circa 1945 Wwrepd V02
Rolex Oyster Ref 4444 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Circa 1945 Wwrepd V03
Rolex Oyster Ref 4444 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Circa 1945 Wwrepd V04
Rolex Oyster Ref 4444 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Circa 1945 Wwrepd V05
Rolex Oyster Ref 4444 Steel Vintage Wristwatch Circa 1945 Wwrepd V06

Steel Rolex Oyster Ref. 4444 vintage wristwatch, circa 1945

An exceptionally rare steel wristwatch with copper coloured dial and gilt foil numerals

This is an outstanding Rolex wristwatch dating to the mid 1940s. The watch has a very rare copper coloured dial that is in superb condition for its age, rich in tone and with handsome combination Arabic and baton numerals that have a pink, metallic, foil finish. The dial is one of the finest I have seen from the period with a beautiful sheen and only very light and even oxidation. The watch’s serial number dates it to the mid 40s and this dating is reflected in the style of dial, the font used for the ‘Rolex Oyster’ signature and the crown emblem. The watch retains its original full ‘cross’ Rolex Oyster crown which is typically mid 1940s in design.

The model, reference 4444, has an unusual scooped bezel that differs from the majority of other Oysters of the period which are more usually found with chamfered and rounded bezels.

Technical details

Rolex manually wound 10 ½’’’ hunter movement with lever escapement, 15 jewels, compensation balance; copper coloured metal dial with pink gilt foil Arabic and baton numerals, large engine-turned subsidiary seconds; steel Oyster case with scooped polished bezel, satin finished lugs, polished case sides and back, Rolex Oyster ‘cross’ emblem screw-down crown;case, dial, movement and crown signed.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 32mm
Length including lugs: 38.5mm

All Black Bough watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee, Black Bough fitted presentation box and detailed Black Bough certificate.

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Description

Steel Rolex Oyster Ref. 4444 vintage wristwatch, circa 1945
An exceptionally rare steel wristwatch with copper coloured dial and gilt foil numerals

This is an outstanding Rolex wristwatch dating to the mid 1940s. The watch has a very rare copper coloured dial that is in superb condition for its age, rich in tone and with handsome combination Arabic and baton numerals that have a pink, metallic, foil finish. The dial is one of the finest I have seen from the period with a beautiful sheen and only very light and even oxidation. The watch’s serial number dates it to the mid 40s and this dating is reflected in the style of dial, the font used for the ‘Rolex Oyster’ signature and the crown emblem. The watch retains its original full ‘cross’ Rolex Oyster crown which is typically mid 1940s in design.

The model, reference 4444, has an unusual scooped bezel that differs from the majority of other Oysters of the period which are more usually found with chamfered and rounded bezels. 

Technical details 

Rolex manually wound 10 ½’’’ hunter movement with lever escapement, 15 jewels, compensation balance; copper coloured metal dial with pink gilt foil Arabic and baton numerals, large engine-turned subsidiary seconds; steel Oyster case with scooped polished bezel, satin finished lugs, polished case sides and back, Rolex Oyster ‘cross’ emblem screw-down crown;case, dial, movement and crown signed.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 32mm
Length including lugs: 38.5mm

All Black Bough watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee, Black Bough fitted presentation box and detailed Black Bough certificate.