ROLEX KING MIDAS WHITE GOLD REF. 9630 FULL SET
At the end of the 1950s, Rolex entrusted Charles Gerald Genta, the very famous Swiss designer of watches and jewelry, with the design of an innovative and important jewel-watch. Taking inspiration from ancient Greece and its mythology, Gérald Genta chose the name of King Midas for his watch. A watch with an extraordinary and very peculiar design, like most of the watches designed by Genta. The first Rolex King Midas was the reference 9630 and remained in production from around 1961 to 1972. Only very few examples of this Rolex watch were made: about 800 in yellow gold, 150 in white gold. Later other Midas references were marketed with similar characteristics, but not the same as the original. The first series King Midas with reference 9630 in white gold are extremely rare timepieces, very few have been produced and even fewer have come to the present day in collectible conditions and full set like this example.
This Rolex King Midas Ref. 9630 is an exceptional example of this rare and sought-after reference. The overall conditions are truly amazing, this King Midas is undoubtedly one of the best preserved specimens to arrive on the market. The case has some light signs of wear but it has never been polished and has all the original shapes and angles, the dial is perfect without defects, the bracelet is intact, has no stretch and comes with all the gold stamps still present. Even the engravings on the caseback, case side and caseback are still present and well defined. The rarity of this watch is further accentuated by the presence of the gorgeous original kit consisting of: outer box, box, guarantee, key opener for the case. A truly unique object for condition and completeness of the set.
Serial Number 1,775,XXX, limited edition of circa 150 pieces, Year 1970.