ROLEX KING MIDAS DIAMOND BEZEL REF. 4609 YELLOW GOLD WITH BOX
The Rolex King Midas is a luxury watch that was produced by Rolex in the 1970s. It was named after King Midas from Greek mythology, who was known for his ability to turn everything he touched into gold. The watch was designed by the famous watch designer, Gérald Genta, and features a distinctive square-shaped case with curved edges and a bracelet made of rectangular links. The case and bracelet of the Midas were always made of 18k yellow gold to give the watch a luxurious appearance. The original Rolex King Midas reference 3580 was produced in very limited quantities, with only about 800 made in yellow gold and 150 in white gold. Later versions of the Midas were produced with similar characteristics, but they were not identical to the original. Some of the most sought after versions are those with cases adorned with precious stones.
The present watch is an exceptionally rare third series Rolex King Midas reference 4609 with a diamond-set bezel. Reference 4609 was produced in the last years of King Midas production and very few examples have surfaced on the market. This reference is unique and only refers to King Midas watches with an asymmetric case and diamond-set bezel. In addition to being an extremely rare reference, the present King Midas is exceptionally well-preserved. While the case shows some light signs of wear, it has likely never been polished and retains all of its original shapes and angles. The dial is perfect without any defects, and the bracelet is intact with no visible stretch and all gold stamps present. Even the engravings on the caseback and case side are still well-defined. All components are correct for the production year, including the Cellini-signed dial, hidden clasp bracelet, and caseback with holes.
The watch comes with original box.
Serial Number 4,207,XXX, numbered example, Year 1976.