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Rolex ‘King Midas’ yellow gold watch

Awarded For. 19.000 €
Lot 423.

Rolex watch in 18Kt yellow gold, model King Midas, reference 3580 and production number 928. Of this second edition of reference 3580, about 400 watches were produced between 1962 and 1972 in 18 Kt yellow gold, with production numbers ranging from 800 to 1200. The first edition was produced in an estimated 250 pieces and did not feature King Midas engravings.

Ultra-thin profile of approx. 4 mm, saw-tooth crown and King Midas engraving on the sides. This engraving may vary in lettering design, as it was handmade by different craftsmen. 

This 3580 edition features a gold Midas dial, as Rolex updated the dial in the next series with the Cellini dial. Except on very rare occasions, models of the 3rd series with Midas dials have been found in Mexico.

As a special feature, the previously mentioned saw-shaped crown is located on the left side of the watch. Each King Midas watch was carefully crafted by hand by highly skilled goldsmiths, making each watch slightly different in weight and finish.

It is in good condition and in working order.

Hand-wound movement

Total Weight: 188.8 g

Provenance: Private Hispano-Mexican collection.

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