Jewellery, Watches and Objects of Vertu (26 March 2019)

Date of Auction: 26th March 2019


Estimate: £2,800 - £3,600

A gentleman’s 14ct gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Wristwatch, the signed circular white with black Roman numerals, gilt baton hour markers and tritium luminous dots, gilt hour and minute hands with inlaid luminosity and plain gilt metal sweep centre seconds hand, date aperture at numeral 3, within plain polished bezel and case, and cross hatched detail between the lugs, Swiss automatic chronometer movement, with detachable mesh link bracelet strap with folding ladder clasp, model number 1500, serial number ‘3922537’, case stamped ‘14k’ and with Swiss control marks for 14ct gold, bracelet hallmarked for 14ct gold, London 1975, with maker’s mark DS&S, diameter 34mm, length over all 18cm, gross weight 92.60gm. £2,800-£3,600


DS&S were makers David Shackman & Sons Ltd, who manufactured gold cases for Rolex from the 1960s. After the Birmingham based company Dennison closed its doors for the final time in 1967, Rolex purchased almost all its UK market gold cases from Shackman. There was some overlap in the dates between the two suppliers.