Rolex "King Midas", Case No. 4265393, Ref. 4316, 24 x 33 mm, 145 g, circa 1976
A gentleman's heavy and rare Geneva "cult" wristwatch "King Midas by Rolex of Geneva" with lapis lazuli dial. This model was only produced in a small series - this is no. 3624 Case: 18k white gold, push back, original 18k white gold bracelet with signed deployant clasp. Dial: lapis lazuli. Movm.: bridge movement, Glucydur screw balance.
This is one of the most highly priced models in the Rolex range and cost nearly twice as much as a regular gold Day-Date. The "King Midas" was one of only three small limited editions produced by Rolex and particularly famous for being worn by Elvis Presley. The King Midas was launched in 1964 as the heaviest gold watch on the market and took its name from Greek mythology’s King Midas, who was able to turn everything he touched into gold.
Estimate 3,700 - 5,500 €
Price Realised 4,900 €
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