Exceptional Rare Art Deco Jazz Age Rolex Marconi Enamel Clock

$3,275.00

Exceptional Rare Art Deco Jazz Age Rolex Marconi Enamel Clock is a stunning and extremely rare Rolex Marconi desk clock.  Museum grade &an iImportant Rolex Marconi Jazz Age table Ccock of the highest quality.

Description

This Exceptional Rare Art Deco Jazz Age Rolex Marconi Enamel Clock is off the Richter scale of rarities  ~  Apart from being stunningly beautiful & so skilfully made!

This truly exceptional piece screams Art Deco Jazz Age  & is an extremely rare & an important piece of early Rolex , horological & decorative art’s history!!

Extremely difficult to create , labourious and time consuming while requiring a highly specialised skill set ……… this handmade and exceptional rare Art Deco Jazz Age Rolex Marconi enamel clock is equal to the vast majority of antique sub miniature and desk clocks of the period  ~  yet priced well below the best examples.

Standing an impressive  5 & an 1/8th inches tall {approx 130 mm’s}  x  3.5 inches width {approx;  90 mm’s}  ~  this is not a tiny piece by any means.  Sterling Silver and an absolute No Brainer as an investment piece   ~  this is the sort of piece that will for ever be extremely desirable & constantly in vogue!    It simply tick’s so many boxes!

Running strong and functioning beautifully!

The difference between this Rolex Marconi & the very best examples of table clocks of the same period , including Cartier, Boucheron etc are only two fold.  One being the price and 2 ,  I have never seen any major brand with such complex enamel work ………. especially of Jazz Age Art Deco design!

One thing that is an absolute given  ~  is that of it’s genre ,  this table clock with strong Art Deco Jazz Age designed enamel plaque front with st.silver frame & stand by Rolex Marconi is an ultra rarity and of ‘the highest quality desk clocks of the period that we have seen or located ………………………  under au$5k especially!

An absolutely stunning scene ~   of superb quality  ~  featuring multi coloured enamel work design of geometrical almost 3D appearance!

Amazing variety of colours ,  the most iv’e seen on any piece of enameled decorative arts of this period ,  showing beautiful Yellow, Green, Orange, Purple and Blue & Black colours to this amazing avant garde design!!

Almost a kaleidoscope of colours & patterns & shapes ,  with dancers to the left side base section being Pan figures with  ‘African natives’ embroiled in a passionate & animated dance routine to the right.

Remaining an outstanding original condition ,  with zero negatives  ~  this piece is literally unsurpassed at the time of making & in it’s genre of horology & decorative art’s and can only be regarded as such.   Show me one better!

Original enamel dial , with No hairline cracks nor chips!   Original “Mercedes hands” & original everything.   Running well & keeping good vintage time.  Hand tip will take 3 seconds to straighten.

A very brief & basic history of Rolex Marconi & the standing of their “better pieces”.
Provided by Goldsmith works {link available upon request} >>>>>

MARCONI
1911

“Hans Wilsdorf ‘s vision to create an “equal brand to Rolex to capture a larger % of the same market” ,  was given life when he registered the Marconi name in January 1911 ~  even before he officially patented the Rolex name on the 15 November 1915.

That move was a gem of Rolex marketing brilliance.
In 1901 Gugliemo Marconi successfully demonstrated the first use of radio waves as a means of communication. In 1909, Marconi was awarded the Nobel prize for physics and his business had become a great commercial success.

Radio communication was ” state of art technology” and this was very exciting to the general public. Hans Wilsdorf believed that by registering the name MARCONI for Rolex watches he would immediately associate his ground breaking watch technology and engineering with the ground braking innovation and progress of of MARCONI’ radio Waves. The Rolex Marconi was thus born and production took off in the 1920’s.

Only the very best movements that Rolex could muster were utilized for the Marconi line. Rolex did not place the Marconi name on standard Rolex models but actually on the most expensive lines; lines that were limited production models for customers whom price mattered little and quite literally wanted the best of the best.

Quite often yet not always ,  having “Rolex Marconi” dials ,   “Marconi” dials ,  watch case backs with RWC ,  Marconi marker movements and even Rolex marked movements.
Apart from the underlying link being quality and often unusual models ,  their was no other “stead fast rule”  as is often the case with many aspects of Rolex!

Many early model Marconi were some of Rolex’s finest models during the early 1920’s and one of Rolex’s early wrist chronographs bore the name MARCONI Special and was a handsome yet small size navigators chronograph with telemeter and taymeter yet without a  minute register ,  with the navigator need to remember the minutes past.

After / during the 1930’s the Marconi dial name was later relegated to a 2nd tier dial name , generally , of the Rolex brand.

The expense necessary to acquire a MARCONI reflect the enormous amount of work and detail that went into each one.
The majority of these Marconi watches were sold through a very small group of Fine London Jewelers whose customers could afford the high prices. In addition, Rolex made signature Marconi models for other unique World Renown Fine Jewelry and Watch Dealers such as Quervo Y Sobrinos Habana in Cuba etc.

Ultimately It was the MARCONI with it’s hand crafted and assembled movements and the fine attention to detail that forged a legendary reputation for accuracy and reliability and established Rolex as the finest wristwatch maker in the world” !!

Superb quality in every detail ,  from the mint porcelain dial with zero cracks or chips ,  to the Mercedes hands to the stunning gold filled bezel which has a strong stylistic appearance to the bezeps , both front & rear , on many early Rolex  ~  including the “soon to come”  Rolex Oyster’s.

This extraordinary Rolex Marconi Art Deco Jazz Age Clock with st.silver stand  ~  is a true jewel & absolute rarity..

If you have a genuine interest in this Superb Extremely Rare Rolex Marconi Art Deco Enameled Clock ,  please email.    

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