Massive White Gold King Midas in Collectors Condition
Rolex White Gold Cellini King Midas
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This watch needs no explanation: Rolex King Midas! So bold, so iconic, so heavy, so on its own. Second to none. The Midas series is probably the most iconic watch made in the 1960s and 1970s -- and probably holds this title up till today. If it is possible to distinguish a Nautilus from 50m distance, then you can easily spot a King Midas from at least 100m distance -- there is nothing similar or even close to it.
The watch was made in 1974 and it might be a surprise but it is in collectors condition and was obviously never polished.
The King Midas series was designed by the master himself, Gerald Genta for Rolex as a response to Pateks asymetric Gilbert Albert line. Each piece was completely hand-made and especially the white gold one is a rare gem: of course, since it is much rarer than the yellow gold version.
This watch is so impressive, heavy (exactly 200 grams), bold and iconic. Its character is second to none and you cannot compare to a regular nowadays Rolex. A real traffic stopper and a timepiece to wear when attending the watch club meeting --- one that will make an impression.
It is housing a very flat manual Rolex cal650, developed by Piguet, but of course thats not the most relevant aspect with this watch as this watch is about its design and appearance and quite sure not about its technical features. Yes, of course this is probably one of the most relevant manual calibers of 2nd half of 20th century and there are a lot of stories to tell -- check out our blog where we will honor this technical masterpiece -- but let us focus on the design aspects condensed in this watch.
The condition of this watch is fantastic: Seems to be nearly un-worn. Edges are sharp. Bracelet without stretch but very nice and flexible. One of a kind!