Rolex Cellini Asymmetric “King Midas” Burgundy

£5,500.00$6,800.00GBPUSD

1 in stock

DETAILS

This unusual Rolex Cellini from the 1970s was part of the King Midas collection. The original burgundy mirror dial remains in excellent condition. The 18k solid yellow gold asymmetric case is also in excellent condition, with the serial number (4.3 million) and hallmarks clearly visible on the back. The watch is powered by its original manual wind cal. 1601 movement signed Montres Rolex S.A. and is in full working order. The watch is complimented by a quality ABP burgundy crocodile strap.

LOCATION

Dubai – UAE

BRAND

Rolex

MODEL

Cellini "King Midas"

REFERENCE

4017

YEAR

1976

MATERIAL

18K Yellow-Gold

MOVEMENT

Manual Wind Cal. 1601

CASE DIAMETER

28mm by 28mm

BRACELET/STRAP

ABP strap

BOX/PAPERWORK

Watches of Knightsbridge

CONDITION

Excellent

STORY BEHIND

The King Midas was introduced in 1962 as a limited run before becoming a staple model in the Cellini series. Designed by a young Gérald Genta, the watch was inspired by the Greek Pantheon (Temple of Gods) with the triangular tip resembling the temple roof. Continuing the Greek Mythology the original model was given the name ‘King Midas’ honoring the myth that everything he touched with his left hand turned to gold. The left hand part is important as it was the inspiration to fit the crown on the left of the case.