1968 Rolex 14ct Gold Capped Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Facet Bezel (VW689)
Presented in outstanding condition is this extremely rare gold capped on steel 1968 vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer. This Rolex Oyster has a rare facet cut bezel, which catches the light beautifully. Very few of these faceted bezel types were produced and are now highly sought after. The gold capped Oyster types are quite rare and normally become separated from their original gold plated bracelets making this one a very desirable piece indeed. The bracelet is also quite rare being the expanding Oyster link type, these early gold plated versions are almost never seen these days with this one being in exceptional condition.
The genuine top quality 14ct gold on stainless steel Rolex ref: 1025 case is in near mint condition and has a beautiful colour tone. The case measures 34mm in diameter excluding the signed screw down gold Rolex winding crown. The screw in case back is signed ‘MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA SWITZERLAND 1025’, the serial number 196xxxx dates this Rolex to 1968. The screw down Rolex crown functions properly. The case has the correct combination of brushed satin lug shoulders and highly polished sides. The sunburst dial is framed by a highly polished gold capped faceted bezel which contrasts beautifully with the brushed satin lugs and end pieces. The gold capping has good thickness showing no wear through.
The extremely rare 14ct gold plated folded Oyster link ref: 6635 expanding bracelet is in outstanding condition. Hardly any of these types exist and are highly sought after, the bracelet is fully signed in the clasp ‘ROLEX SA STEELINOX PLAQUE OR.G 20 MICRONS’. The bracelet is complete with 12 links and will fit a 19cm wrist or can be adjusted down in the clasp.
The rare and attractive sunburst gold dial is in mint condition, this dial looks superb in natural light. The dial has very attractive gold hour markers with faceted detail making them really stand out from the dial. The gold hands and seconds sweep contrast beautifully with the sunburst dial. The dial is signed ‘ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED CHRONOMETER SWISS’ with the raised gold 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/overhaul. 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’.
An eye catching and very rare Rolex Oyster Perpetual, one of the best of its type we’ve ever had.
Rolex Oyster Perpetual
1570 Chronometer, Automatic
14ct Gold Plated Folded Oyster Link (Expanding)
Vintage Winders Presentation Box
Vintage Winders Authentication
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