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Rolex King Midas ref.4315 3st Series de 1975

Rolex King Midas ref.4315 3st Series de 1975

Regular price $21,150.00 USD
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The King Midas watch was introduced in 1962 as a limited edition and was designed by Gerald Genta with the shape of the Greek Pantheon, hence the asymmetrical design of the watch that simulates the design of the Pantheon and its columns. Interestingly, the crown was placed on the left side to represent Midas, who turned everything he touched with his left hand into gold according to Greek Mythology. The watch has a great weight, almost 200 grams of solid gold which caused this piece to have a price one third higher than a Day-date when it was launched.

The reference. 4315 is the original King Midas watch but with functional improvements, this new reference incorporated removable links and a much more comfortable and less thick deployant clasp than the first generation, additionally a thinner and better articulated bracelet.

It was commonly thought that this reference had started production in 1977 but this watch is living proof of the opposite, it seems to be an "Early Example" since it carries the MIDAS dial instead of the characteristic Cellini usually found in this reference.

One of the most impressive aspects of the King Midas is the manual production, each model carefully elaborated by highly qualified goldsmiths which, of course, makes each model slightly different in terms of weight and finish.

The sawtooth winding crown is located on the left side due to the aforementioned mythology, that everything King Midas touched with his left hand was turned into gold. The crown is also designed to represent the sun on the Greek temple, (asymmetric case seen horizontally).

Brand: Rolex
Model: King Midas
Reference: 4315
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Serial Number: 4,121xxx. No.30xx
Material: 18k gold
Dimensions: 28mm
Crystal Material: Sapphire
Movement Type: Cal.650
Bracelet Length: 25mm
Bracelet: two additional removable links
Box/Papers: Rolex service card
Mechanical Function Guarantee: 6 Months

Comments: The watch is in optimal mechanical and aesthetic conditions.

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