ART DECO / VINTAGE 18 CARAT GOLD ROLEX WATCH by LOMAZZI c1940s
A superb, vintage 18 carat gold man's Rolex / Lomazzi watch, with fabulous Art Deco case with hooded lugs, silvered dial with brushed quadrants, and glass with magnifying centre, the later black leather strap with solid 18 carat gold period Rolex fittings.
Lomazzi was an important Parisian jeweller, manufacturing for eminent jewellers such as: Mauboussin, Boucheron, Cartier, also a recognised case maker for watch manufacturers such as Rolex, Oméga, Jaeger, L. Leroy & Cie. etc.
A superbly styled, highly desirable watch that just needs a minimum of TLC to bring it up to scratch - wearable and very collectable!
CONDITION: All original and very good. Some signs of wear commensurate with age and use. Movement winds and goes well, will probably benefit from a clean & service. Missing three dial chapters and wants a new strap. Slight holing to case, negligible. Case screws possible replacements, one thread stripped.
DATE/MARKS: Around the 1940's. Full and original Rolex marks to movement and dial, case made for Rolex by Lomazzi. Signed Lomazzi, 'Fabr. & Modele' with French gold marks etc, see pics.
DIMENSIONS: Case 37 x 27 mm (1 inch = 25.4 mm). To give an impression of scale, the coin is 19 mm or ¾ of an inch diameter.
WEIGHT: Approx. 38.6 grams in total.