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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date All Original with Rare Waffle Dial from 1954

US$6,850

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FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Oyster Perpetual Date METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel CIRCA / YEAR: 1954 DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 42mm x 34mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetual (Automatic) Winding / 22 Jewels / Cal.1060 DIAL / HANDS: Original Waffle with Gilt Sharks Tooth Markers / Red Calendar ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Alligator, 19mm / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This rare model by Rolex is the finest example I have ever seen of this early Oyster Perpetual Date Series. It is fitted with the "Butterfly" weight axel as well. The waffle dial is flawless, I have never seen such a perfect example of this model or dial on any vintage Rolex. The watch has just been serviced so you will not need a service again for several years. This watch will look great with a pair of jeans or any earth tones. And it is the perfect unisex size as well.

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
  • Dimensions
    Diameter: 1.34 in. (34 mm)
  • Style
  • Place of Origin
    Switzerland
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1954
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Long Beach, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 30241stDibs: LU422312741642

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    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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About the Designer

Rolex

While the rise in popularity of vintage Rolex watches is of no surprise to aficionados, collectors and industry experts, when it comes to contemporary luxury wristwatches, Rolex is also often the first brand that springs to mind. Not only is the company revered for its precision timekeeping and impeccable craftsmanship, but its name was designed to be memorable.Rolex's enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its aforementioned commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.Find vintage Rolex watches, bracelets and more on 1stDibs.
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