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Rolex Oyster Ultra Prima 9ct Hexagonal Elinvar Hairspring AMAZING P.O.W. Provenance

$12,500.00 $10,000.00

This is an Important & Rare Rolex Oyster Ultra Prima 18ct Hexagonal Elinvar Hairspring AMAZING Provenance!   One of the First Rolex Oysters made ,  bearing the #  321.  With Important & Amazing Provenance!   *** ON HOLD ***

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This Bespoke Rolex Oyster Ultra Prima 18ct Hexagonal Elinvar Hairspring AMAZING P.O.W. Provenance is an offering that you  WILL NEVER EVER SEE AGAIN!!!

***** CURRENTLY ON HOLD *****

*****  PRICE REDUCED FROM au$12,500  ~  TO  AU$10,000  ~  AROUND THE SAME PRICE AS THE WATCH WILL COST ELSEWHERE ,  WITHOUT THE AMAZING PROVENANCE !!   *****

View the many many images , {some 24 /25} which will enable you to form an excellent understanding of the condition & quality of the extremely rare offering.
Then , if you are interested in the watch ,  take in the simply Amazing history & this incredibly rare piece!

PROVENANCE:~  Recently purchased in Hobart from the son in law of  Flight Officer Stanley Frank Allabarton’  ~  Read for further details on the amazing provenance of this superb watch ~         

Fascinated by the what Mr.Cartwright had told me about his deceased Father in law , S.F. Allabarton ,  I have since spent many many hours , emails , phone calls etc  ~  to arrive at the history behind the AMAZING Rolex Oyster Ultra Prima 18ct Hexagonal Elinvar Hairspring AMAZING Provenance !

The watch ,  before I go any further ,  has that much going for it that it is difficult to know what to mention first!   So , if some aspects are not in correct order’ or heavens forbid  ~   mentioned twice ,   I am sure the reader will show mercy.

I will start with the fact that this 1926/7 Rolex is the 321st Rolex Oyster ever made {later import date , naturally!   Very very early indeed ,  when you consider the millions & millions of Rolex Oysters made since  ……..  &  that this is the 321st made …… not an irrelevant point by any means.

Starting in 1914 ,  some dozen years before the watch was made.    A brash , tough &  ‘eager for action’ {like so many of his comrades of the time}  a young man called Stanley Frank Allabarton hears of Germany starting what later became known as WW1  {after the assassination of Franz ferdinand}  ~  He didn’t like the idea of saluting to  ”any man’s flag except the Union Jack” ,  so on the 15th August 1914 he enlisted in the English armed forces.

Entering the theater of war on the 14th of November 1914   >>>>>>  Just 2 months after “handing his life over” to the English hierarchy ,  he is fighting for his life in what most would consider ,  circumstances that one could never call being  “well trained & war  ready”.

                        ***********  IMAGES ATTACHED AS OF 13/05/17  ************
1}The same model plane But Not Allabarton’s plane ,  a little less safe they today’s.  This plane is his commanders plane ,  photo taken same day he was shot down. * see photo of commander seated with his captors  

2}One of Stanley Frank Allabarton’s Colleagues reminding us the rudimentary form of  “bombing the enemy”  ,  once again just a little but different to today’s fighters.      

3}An Amazing photo & a very deceptive photo showing Allabarton , his commander & his cohorts ,  rehearsing for a play , some impeccably presented under the circumstances ,  whist the entire theatrical performance was a ruse ,  it was a cover for a serious escape attempt.

4} Allabarton’s superior officer , seated front left {no flying boots} with this photo taken on the same day he was shot down ,  with the German officer who shot him down earlier that day , standing 3rd from left behind him {not surprisingly}

5} Photo x 2 of the Actual plane that Stanley Frank Allabarton was piloting when shot down in enemy territory. One show half prop shot off ,  another images shows side view {damage visible} ** WITH Irrefutable evidence that this plane was indeed Allabarton’s ,  as the serial # of the plane is visible , image added shortly.

{I WOULD ASK THE READER TO JUST PAUSE HERE FOR A MINUTE.  To actual consider Just How UNBELIEVABLY RARE what you have just read , actually is !!!!     To have images of the ww1 plane ,  Just after it was ‘shot down & crash landed’ & pilot taken P.O.W. , {WITH ONE IMAGE BEING T.H.E. ACTUAL PHOTO THAT THE GERMAN SOLDIER TOOK {not a copy} , 103 YEARS AGO!!!!!!!  

SHOW ME  O.N.E.  OTHER “ITEM FOR SALE”  ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD ,  THAT HAS THAT ASPECT!! This piece is UNIQUE IN THE WORLD  &  WARRANTS BEING IN THE APPROPRIATE MUSEUM !!

>>>>>>>>>>>  WITH further ,  Unbelievably Rare Images , with one being an  “OFF THE RICHER SCALE” OF RARITIES  …..  A PHOTO OF A  P.O.W. WHIST IMPRISONED ,  REHEARSING A PLAY ……. WHILST THAT PLAY IS ‘COVERING THEIR ESCAPE PLOT’ ….. WHILE YOU ARE CONSIDERING THE SAME MAN’S 1926 GOLD ROLEX OYSTER ,  THAT HE DIDN’T OWN UNTIL 1940 ………. SHOW ME  O.N.E.  COMPARABLE OFFERING , SOLD PREVIOUSLY  OR  ON THE MARKET TODAY

THIS WATCH & THE COMPLETE GROUP OFFERING IS NOT ONLY INCREDIBLY  INTERESTING  &  IMPORTANT ,   IT IS ALSO INCOMPARABLY RARE & I BELIEVE ,  GENUINELY  UNDER PRICED  AT  au$13,500  >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I HAVE NO DOUBT WHAT SO EVER ,  THAT THIS AMAZING OFFERING WILL SELL FOR MUCH CLOSER TO 10,000 POUNDS IF/WHEN SENT TO A U.K.  AUCTION HOUSE WITH PROVENANCE AND PHOTO’S ETC.


****** I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE  O.N.L.Y.  VINTAGE WATCH IN THE WORLD ,  LET ALONE  O.N.L.Y.  ROLEX IN THE WORLD ,  TO HAVE  E.V.E.R.  BEEN OFFERED TO THE MARKET  ~  WITH  POW PROVENANCE WHICH INCLUDES IMAGES OF THE EX-PILOT / SOLDIER ETC SHOWING HIM IN A POW CAMP ,  WHILST COVERING

 FOR AN ESCAPE PLAN ,  WITH IMAGES OF THE PILOTS PLANE THE DAY IT WAS SHOT DOWN ,  WITH IRREFUTABLE EVIDENCE THAT THE PLANE INDEED WAS HIS VIA THE VERIFIABLE SERIAL# OF THE PLANE!!!               >>>>>>>>>>>>>  

IF YOU KNOW OF  O.N.E.  EXAMPLE IN THE WORLD ,  I WOULD BE PLEASED TO HEAR FROM YOU!    UNTIL THAT HAPPENS ,  I FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE  O.N.L.Y.  ‘VINTAGE WATCH’  TO HAVE  E.V.E.R.  BEEN OFFERED TO THE MARKET WITH THE ACCOMPANYING ‘TYPE OF’  PHOTOGRAPHS !!!

*****  I HAVE EXTENSIVE INFORMATION ON HIS SERVICE Etc ,  I ALSO ,  REMARKABLY & INCREDIBLY ,   HAVE OBTAINED THE  ORIGINAL PHOTO JUST AFTER ALLABARTON WAS CAPTURED  {AS MENTIONED}  &  WITH THE PHOTO TAKEN BY A GERMAN SOLDIER   &  SURVIVED ALL OF THESE YEARS ,  THEN I FIND IT FOR SALE IN GERMANY >>>>>  100 YEARS LATER !!!!!    BEING RECENTLY SOURCED FROM A GERMAN DEALER OF WW1 MEMORABILIA    ~~    UNFORTUNATELY I JUST MISSED ANOTHER ORIGINAL PHOTO OF THE SAME PLANE [though a copy of is attached & available to buyer}  ,  TAKEN FROM A DIFFERENT ANGLE ……

*** STANLEY IS IN THE “PLAY REHEARSAL” PHOTO ,  3rd FROM LEFT AS YOU VIEW THE PHOTO !!

SHOWING THE PLANES & THEREFORE {definitely on this occasion at least} THE PILOTS IDENTIFICATIONS WELL ………. CROSS REFERENCED WITH AIR CORPS RECORDS , AS SHOWN ,  PROVE BEYOND ANY SHADOW OF A DOUBT THAT BOTH PHOTOS WERE TAKEN JUST AFTER   STANLEY FRANK ALLABARTON WAS CAPTURED.         {more photo’s / info mentioned below}

A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.  >>>>>>>>>>>  WHAT AN EXCEPTIONAL PROVENANCE , PACKAGE  &  WATCH  ~  OUTSTANDING  &  I DARE SAY ……. NEVER TO BE REPEATED !!!

After various battles & proving himself to even the most hardest of men to impress …… his superiors in the ranks of the   ‘English commissioned officers’ ,   on the 4th of August 1916 he was discharged  “on appointment of a commision”.

On the following day ,  he was  appointed 2nd Lieutenant Royal Flying Corp on the 5/9/16 ……. a major achievement in it’s own right!

Having never been in an airplane before  ~  let alone flown one ……….. Stanley Frank Allabarton was then Appointed Flying Officer on the  20/3/17 ,  some 6 & a half months of joining the Royal Air Corps ,  as the RAF was then called.

Remember that this was a little different to modern aeronautical warfare!    The PLANES FLEW SO CLOSE TO BOTH THE GROUND  &  OF COURSE THE ENEMY ,  making it a real possibility of  being shot down by a great shot  or a lucky shot from a one shot rifle!     {as the infamous Red Baron found out ,  the hard way!}

Oh ,  and while you are remembering ….. include the fact that what they were flying in what were basically ply wood with paper cloth wrapped around them ….. Bi-winged planes!     Talk about “flying by the seat of your pants” …. I am not sure whether that old saying came from these capital B for  Brave pilots or not  ~  but I would not be surprised at all to hear that that is where it originated!

Showing just how easy & often “grief came to pilots of WW1”  Unfortunately for Stanley Frank Allarbarton  ,  just a few weeks literally , after “getting his wings”  he was shot down & declared missing in action 19/5/17.

{He was shortly to become a  P.O.W  in Karlsruhe, Germany.  Where , according to family records from Stanley himself ,  OFFICERS were treated like guests ~ drinking gin & tonic & playing cards ,  as mentioned & as the image suggests}

*** AMAZINGLY  I have been able to source an old image of what various military sources state is a photo taken by German soldiers just after the forced emergency landing in enemy territory ,  of the plane being flown by Flight Officer Stanley Frank Allabarton at the time of his capture.   NOTE:~  the propeller ,   a little bit difficult to fly a single prop plane ,  with half a propellor.   {The photo was apparently sourced fairly recently from a current German national who deals in WW1 memorabilia.  There were further images with one/some showing the plane’s I.D. #  which allowed the certain attribution to being the plane flown by flying officer  S.F.Allabarton ,  Royal Air Corps 1916.

Unsure of how long he was a P.O.W.  ~   He was transferred to Royal Air Force as Flight Lieutenant   on the 1/4/18  ~  obviously’ free’ at this stage.

On the 21st of January 1918 he handed in his commission ,  resigning from the now what had become & to this day remains   ~   the British Royal Air Force.

He was awarded the Service medals: 1914 Star for serving in Flanders.  The British War Medal   ~   and the Victory Medal.

He went on ,  some 20 years later & like so many of his comrades before him & after him ,  he preferred little company & eventually went on to life on & own an island in Canada {as you do}.    Starting & raising a family in idyllic conditions & surrounds ,  there is conjecture as to which island the family lived on / owned yet it was in the area of Boughton Island {if not Boughton Island!}

With family records stating that Stanley was also very well acquainted with Prime Minister Trudeau!     Naturally not the current Prime  Minister Trudeau ,  Prime Minister of Canada   ~   But his Father Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau .

Having kept his love of flying throughout his life ,  he was a trusted pilot of Pierre Trudeau’s & flew him around the many  islands that make up the country of Canada.

With family records stating that Stanley was also very well acquainted with Prime Minister Trudeau!     Naturally not the current Prime  Minister Trudeau ,  Prime Minister of Canada   ~   But his Father  Pierre Trudeau .

Having kept his love of flying throughout his life ,  he was a trusted pilot of Pierre Trudeau’s & flew him around the many  islands that make up the country of Canada.

Wind the clock back ,  or more rightly ……….. wind the Rolex watch back to the late 1930’s / early 40’s period/s ,  with the fact that the watch has TWO initials & surname ,  changes the odd’s Dramatically  ~  to beyond any reasonable doubt that  this superb  Rolex Oyster Ultra Prima 9ct Hexagonal Elinvar Hairspring Amazing POW Provenance was indeed owned by Professor Henry Horace Williams   ~   Prior to being owned by  >>>>>>>>>>>>>

Retired Flight Officer British Air Corps Stanley Frank Allabarton   >>>>>>>  Prior to his amazing daughter becoming the third owner of this superb & Very early Rolex oyster 9ct gold Octagonal cased watch with Superb Original Enamel Dial ……… Discreetly  & Stylishly signed ,  in an arc ,   above the sub seconds dial  with the New term  “ROLEX OYSTER”   <<<<<<<<<<<<   THIS IS ONE TOP SHELF INVESTMENT NO BRAINER  &  WILL  N.E.V.E.R.   NOT BE WANTED !!!!

With Henry Horace Williams passing in 1940  ,   Allabarton remained in the islands for a further 7 or more years.   Finally moving back to the Ole Dart  &  settling in Brighton  ~  an old & still popular sea side tourist town of England.

Perhaps all the flying had affecting his thinking ,   though upon setting his family in comfortably in their new dig’s in sunny sea side Brighton ,  he became an antiques dealer!

Though at that point in time Americans were discovering both travel & antiques >>>>>>>  and Many a sharp Englishman {& women} made good fortune from the “Americans enthusiasm”  &  inferior knowledge of antiques & decorative arts ,  at the time.

With the passing of a remarkable man ,  in Brighton 1966 ,  a very talented fashionista of the highest order would proudly take ownership of Flight Officer & ex-P.O.W. Stanley Frank Allabarton dec;  9ct gold Rolex Oyster with the Finest grade Rolex movement ever made {at the time} with a High Grade Elinvar Hairspring in a Hexagonal case  {the most expensive of the time}  from her Father  &  therefore Elizabeth Anne Allabarton would continue the , what had now become the ,   “chain of over achievers” to have owned this

>>>>>>TOP SHELF ROLEX OYSTER   >>>>  WHO >>>>>>>   WILL BE THE FOURTH OWNER OF THIS SUPERB  &  HISTORIC ROLEX OYSTER  <<<<<<<  PERHAPS AN EQUALLY REMARKABLE PERSON  >>>>>>>  IN ALL SINCERITY >>>>>>>>>>>  I  CERTAINLY DO HOPE SO <<<<<<<<<<<

 >>>>>>>  WATCH INFO <<<<<<<

WITH THE DIAL BEING ONE OF THE RAREST OF  A.L.L.  ROLEX OYSTERS ,  YES  A.L.L.  ROLEX OYSTERS EVER MADE ……. NOT JUST 1920’S/30’S  ~   BEING A TWO TONE PORCELAIN DIAL WITH CONCENTRIC CENTRE ,  SUB SECONDS DIAL  ~  SUPERB WHITE & IVORY COLOUR RETAINED ,  WITH THE ROLEX OYSTER IN ARC TRACKING THE SUB SECONDS DIAL ………….. OH ,   AND OF COURSE  ~  PROBABLY THE VERY BEST BLUED STEEL ROLEX HANDS EVER MADE !!!!

THIS ONE HAS THE FULL BOX n DYE ,   IT HAS EVERY SINGLE ‘BOX’  TICKED THAT THIS VINTAGE / PERIOD / STYLE WATCH CAN HAVE  &  WITHOUT ANY EXAGGERATION WHAT SO EVER >>>>>> SHOULD BE  &  DESERVES TO BE IN A WW1  MUSEUM  OR  A

ROLEX MUSEUM.    I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANOTHER 1920’S ROLEX OYSTER THAT STILL RETAINED IT’S ORIGINAL INNER ANTIMAGNETIC COVER ,  NEVER ,  NOT ONE  ~  THIS UNBELIEVABLY RARE  &  OUTRIGHT UNIQUE OFFERING HAS THAT MANY THINGS GOING FOR IT ,   THAT IT IS HARD TO ADD THEM ALL UP !!!

THE FULLY HALLMARKED 9ct GOLD CASE IS IN GREAT CONDITION , AS PER IMAGES ,  ESPECIALLY FOR A 90 YEAR OLD GOLD WATCH !!    THE EVER POPULAR  &  IMMEDIATELY RECOGNISABLE  DOUBLE ENGINE TURNED BEZELS ,  FRONT n BACK.  A  TRUE ROLEX CLASSIC  &  EVEN  ICONIC  FEATURE  &  AS MENTIONED ,  INSTANTLY RECOGNISABLE  ~~

**********  This Rolex Oyster Ultra Prima 9ct Hexagonal Elinvar Hairspring Amazing POW Provenance has one feature going for it that I have not seen before   ~   nor heard of before ,   being an Original inner cuvette ,  a metal antimagnetic purpose made movement cover that is often seen on Omega 1930’s / 40’s  &  others.

Even though I am sure there are others recorded somewhere   ~   but I have not been able to find any!!

I believe that these were probably fitted to the very early run of oysters made  &  have ,  like so many other watches ,  been lost or discarded by slack watchmakers believing , incorrectly that they now served no purpose!   ORIGINALITY ………..  Two watches for sale ,  Both same models / same watches … all things equal   ~  One has the original inner cuvette , anti magnetic inner cover retained …… the second watch , like 99% , does not as it has been lost.    Which watch do you want to buy?  Simple.

If you are of a certain age  &  IF  you were a hip , cool happening dude  or  dudess during the 1960’s & 70’s ……. and spent Anytime in the U.K  or were an international “someone”  & spent any time in London c1960s/70’s …. you MUST have heard of  BIBA’S   the COOLEST HIPPEST MOST HAPPENING  ” COMMERCIAL ENVIRONMENT”  that the world has ever seen ……. before  &  probably since too.

With Pink Flamingoes {real one’s} , Rolling Stones {rock n roll one’s}  &  just about everything & anyone special in between either hung out at  Or  shoped at  BIBA’S

>>>>>>  WITH THE BALANCE OF THIS OUTSTANDING PROVENANCE  OF  THIS OUTSTANDING 1929 9ct GOLD ROLEX ULTRA PRIMA ELINVAR HAIRSPRING CHRONOMETER  ROLEX OYSTER ,   THE  321st ROLEX OYSTER EVER MADE    to be added when I get the cramps out of my hand ………….WHEN TIME PERMITs

This Rolex Oyster Ultra Prima 18ct Hexagonal Elinvar Hairspring has one of the Highest Quality wrist watch movements , literally ,  on the planet at the time!

Being a full chronometer graded 6 times adjusted winder with ELINVAR Hairspring,  33 mm’s w.o.c. , All Original, solid 9ct gold Octagonal Case , the rarest top shelf at the time , beautiful original hands , porcelain dial {best dial surface possible} JUST serviced & regulated & running Perrfectly !

If you want to make a Serious enquiry about this exceptional offer ,  please email for a prompt reply.

*** STANLEY  IS THE 3RD FROM THE LEFT IN THE BACK ROW.

PLEASE EMAIL FOR PROMPT RESPONSE.