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ROLEX Midas Ref. 4315 WG - 1976

ROLEX Midas Ref. 4315 WG - 1976

Brand: Rolex

Year: 1976

Model: King Midas

Reference: 4315

Midas number: 3350

Serial: 42XXXXX

Material: 18k white gold

Movement: cal. 650

Case diameter without crown: 28 mm

Bracelet/Strap: original Rolex brick bracelet 18k white gold

Service-history: unknown, running well

What you should know: rare white gold version of the famous King Midas, untouched condition, rare original box


ROLEX Midas Ref. 4315 WG - 1976


King Midas - Launched in 1962, the King Midas was a limited edition designed by none other than the legend himself Gerald Genta. The watch the name after King Midas. In Greek mythology, it was said that whatever he touched with his left hand turned to gold. This may be the reason why the crown in the shape of the sun is placed on the left side of the square case. The first Midas reference was the 9630 and was produced in a total edition of 1000 pieces, which also included the later references 3580 and 4315. Interestingly, the unique numbering of each watch was maintained across all models. The number engraved on the back of the upper strap is 3350. This Midas is finished in white gold and is in excellent condition with sharp edges and well defined lines. Dating back to 1976 it does not appear to have been polished. It is interesting to note here that the King Midas was 50% more expensive than a Day-Date in its day, and was in fact the heaviest gold watch on the market. Considering that, we must say that it is still very affordable today. The King Midas in white gold is a particularly rare watch. 


Why buy a vintage watch?


There are many great reasons to buy a vintage watch. Every watch we sell here at WRISTCLASSICS has its own story. Over the years, with every scratch, dent and aging of the dial, they have become unique timepieces of their own. This exact watch you are looking at now, once brought a lot of joy to the first owner with the purchase years ago. And now many years later this vintage watch will bring the same joy to your life. With buying a vintage watch you are showing your commitment to protecting the enviroment, instead of supporting the mass production of modern fashion watches.


I hope this helps you with your decision of buying a vintage watch here at WRISTCLASSICS.

    36.000,00 €Price
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