1966 Oversize 1018 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer (VW604)
Presented in superb restored condition is this extremely rare 1966 oversize 36mm stainless steel Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer, these ref: 1018’s are very collectable and scarcely available. This watch is fitted to an equally rare 20mm ref:7836 folded Oyster link bracelet. The original Roman numeral & baton combination dial is particularly rare for this model.
The genuine top quality stainless steel Rolex ref: 1018 oversize case is in close to mint condition. The case measures 36mm in diameter excluding the signed screw down Rolex winding crown. The screw in case back is signed ‘MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA SWITZERLAND STAINLESS STEEL 1018 111.66’, the serial number 145xxx and case back date stamp both date this Rolex to 1966. The screw down Rolex crown functions properly. The case has the correct combination of brushed satin lug shoulders and highly polished sides. The silver dial is framed by a highly polished smooth bezel which contrasts beautifully with the brushed satin lugs.
The original second generation 20mm stainless steel Rolex folded Oyster link bracelet is in outstanding condition and is fully signed. The bracelet is complete with 13 links, this will easily fit a 20cm wrist or can be adjusted down at the clasp. This Rolex bracelet has the correct highly polished sides and contrasting brushed satin finish to the outer links.
The very rare and original satin silver dial is in mint restored condition, this dial looks superb in natural light. The dial has very attractive silver hour markers with black inset Roman numerals. The silver hands and seconds sweep contrast beautifully with the silver dial. The dial is signed ‘ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED SWISS’ with the raised silver Rolex crown logo in the twelve position.
The high grade automatic 26 Jewel Swiss made Rolex caliber 1570 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 had a recent service. The watch winds and sets smoothly. The movement is signed ‘MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA SWISS TWENTY SIX 26 JEWELS ADJUSTED 5 POSITIONS AND TEMPERATURE 1570’’.
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 superb example of a very rare and collectable large size Rolex Oyster Chronometer and presented in ready to wear condition.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1570 Chronometer, Automatic
Stainless Steel Rolex Folded Oyster Link
Vintage Winders Presentation Box
Vintage Winders Authentication
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