Gold Tudor / Rolex vintage wristwatch, hallmarked 1956
A mid-sized 9ct yellow gold manually wound centre seconds wristwatch with ‘honeycomb’ textured dial
This mid-sized wristwatch has a handsome ‘honeycomb’ texture dial with raised Arabic and triangular numerals. The classic 9ct yellow gold case was made for Rolex by the Dennison case company and is a Dennison Ref. 12856. Manually wound the movement is a Tudor finished AS 1187/94 which is in lovely condition.
Below is a catalogue entry from a 1954 Rolex catalogue, the right hand page shows two gold models, to the left a cushion cased Tudor with similar ‘honeycomb’ textured dial to the present watch and to the right a similarly styled circular cased version. The Tudor ‘Fifteen’ range was so-named after the 15 jewel movements that the models incorporated.
[M] Tudor finished AS 1187/94 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 15 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH [D] cream ‘honeycomb’ textured dial, raised gold coloured Arabic and triangular numerals, feuille hands [C] 9ct yellow gold case two-piece case with polished finish, moulded bezel, snap-on satin finished case back [S] case, dial and movement signed
Diameter excluding winding crown: 31mm
Length including lugs: 38.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 17mm
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