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Rolex “Secret watch”, Ref. 8790

CHF 2,750


Very rare, beautiful and fine 18K yellow gold Rolex Precision lady’s “Secret watch”, Ref. 8790, made circa 1950s with 18K yellow gold integrated bracelet. Bracelet will fit up to 16.5 cm wrist.

C. two-body, solid, polished, engraved fluted bezel, domed crystal. D. matte silver with applied pink gold baton indexes. “Alpha” pink gold hands. M. Cal. 5”’, rhodium-plated, 17 jewels, lateral lever escapement, mono-metallic balance, shock-absorber, self-compensating flat balance-spring. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 20 mm. Approx. overall length: 170 mm, total weight is 56 g.

A secret watch, also known as “hidden timepieces” because the dials are cleverly concealed, is a piece of jewellery that work wonderfully as both bracelet and timepiece. These fabulous watches have captured the imagination of collectors for more than a century, because of originality and their multifunctionality.

Watch is in overall good condition, running and ready to wear!


Brand Rolex
Model Secret watch
Reference Ref. 8790
Year 1950s
Movement Hand-winding
Calibre Superbalance, 17 Rubis
Case material Yellow gold 18K
Case size 20 mm
Bracelet integrated YG 18K, up to 16.5cm
Features secret watch
Box/Papers no box, no papers


In fully working order. Good vintage condition, surface scratches, scuffs and discolorations through the age. The dial is slightly discolored. Major repairs/solder on the integrated 18K bracelet. No box, no papers.

Watches are sold as-is, and there is no guarantee of to be waterproof or movement accuracy, due to the nature of vintage watches. Please view all the pictures carefully as they form an integral part of the description. Any defects not mentioned but visible in the pictures will be considered as described.


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