A very rare thin 18k gold Rolex dress watch
Movement: Manual-wind Cal. 1000. Watch is within acceptable COSC timing range
Case: 18k yellow gold, 34mm, with screw-down case back and crown. Case is untouched with strong hallmarks on lugs.
Dial: Gilt dial; Dauphine hands. gilt baton applied markers and small seconds at 6 o'clock; Rolex crown at 12 o'clock. Dial is spotless
In 1954 Rolex introduced the "Veriflat" model. A thin (at 9mm) dress watch in 18k yellow gold, the Veriflat contains the caliber 1000 movement. This movement, with 18 jewels, was the first movement that Rolex manufactured entirely from scratch. The watch was sold with either a chronometer grade and precision movement. The former was tested and usually delivered with a certificate. Despite this innovation, the Veriflat (and its sister model the Verislim) did not sell well and was only released in limited quantities. Its rarity cannot be exaggerated. Nevertheless, with its elegant lines and crisp, uncluttered dial (reminiscent of the Rolex Cellini or the Patek Philippe Calatrava), it remains a highly sought-after addition to any vintage collection.
The above watch comes from the original owner family, a former airline pilot. The watch was rarely worn and is in excellent condition.