1961 Stainless Steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date (VW674)
Presented in close to mint condition is this extremely rare stainless steel vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Chronometer. This Rolex is one of the first ref: 1500 of its type, these early examples hardly ever come to market and especially examples such as this. This rare Rolex Oyster has been fully overhauled back to factory finishes with the original Oyster link bracelet fully refurbished including new rivets to each link
The genuine top quality stainless steel vintage Rolex ref: 1500 case is in close to mint condition. The case measures 34mm in diameter excluding the signed screw down Rolex winding crown. The screw in case back is signed ‘MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA SWITZERLAND STAINLESS STEEL 1500 11.61’, the serial number 697xxx and case back both date this Rolex to 1961. This Oyster case has the correct highly polished sides with contrasting brushed satin lug shoulders, the rare satin ivory dial is framed with a highly polished smooth stainless steel bezel.
The original 19mm stainless steel Rolex Oyster folded link ref: 7205 bracelet is in outstanding refurbished condition with each link having new rivets fitted giving this bracelet many new years of wear. The bracelet is complete with 12 links, this will fit a 19cm wrist or can be adjusted down at the clasp. This Rolex bracelet has the correct highly polished side plates and contrasting brushed satin finish to the outer steel links.
The original satin ivory dial is in mint condition and is a very rare and sought after type, this dial looks absolutely superb in natural light giving off a subtle sparkle. The dial has very attractive gold hour markers with faceted detail making them really stand out from the dial, the gold dagger hands and seconds sweep contrast beautifully with the ivory dial. The dial is signed in gilt ‘ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED SWISS’ with the raised gold Rolex crown logo in the twelve position.
The high grade automatic 25 Jewel Swiss made Rolex caliber 1560 chronometer movement is in superb condition and is keeping excellent time over a 36hr period, this movement has been well cared for over the years and has just benefitted from a full service/overhaul. The watch winds and sets smoothly. The movement is signed ‘MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA SWISS TWENTY FIVE 25 JEWELS ADJUSTED 5 POSITIONS AND TEMPERATURE 1560’.
This Rolex is supplied with a Vintage Winders Authentication Certificate, a Vintage Winders receipt/warranty document and instructions for care and use supplied in a Vintage Winders glossy folder. The certificate and receipt contain full details of the watch including make, model, serial number, movement caliber and bracelet/strap type.
A truly beautiful and extremely very rare Rolex Oyster, presented in ready to wear condition.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date
1560 Chronometer, Automatic
Stainless Steel Rolex Folded Oyster Link
Vintage Winders Presentation Box
Vintage Winders Authentication
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