|Model:||Oyster Perpetual Date ref 1500|
|Material:||18K solid gold|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||35mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||41mm|
Very good condition Rolex Oyster Perpetual date reference 1500 in 18K solid gold. The case is in gold. The dial is black with gold batons every five minutes. The date is at 3 o’clock. The hands are in gold with “Obelisque” style. The back case is screwed. Inside the case comes engraved Montres Rolex SA – Geneva – Switzerland – Patented – 1503. The watch has all the marks including .750, hammer 112 and lady’s face. Automatic movement with caliber 1570 and 26 jewels. The movement number is …312. The watch comes with a brown leather band.
In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf founded in London “ Wilsdorf & Davis” a wholesaler company. The same year, he signed a contract to distribute the Aegler wristwatches brand in UK. In 1908, he creates his own brand called “Rolex” abbreviation of “Rolling Export”. In 1914, Wilsdorf won a class “A” rating certificate from the Kew observatory in England. In 1914, “Les Fils de jean Aegler become Rolex Watch Co. Aegler SA, Manufacture d’Horlogerie”. In 1920, Wilsdorf founded “Montres Rolex SA” in Geneva. In 1926, he patented a watchcase with a screw down crown. In 1927 the “Oyster” was born when Mercedes Gleitze crossed the Channel in 15 hours and 15 minutes. In 1931, came the “Perpetual”, then the “Datejust” in 1945. Since 2000, Rolex makes its own movements and produce over 700,000 watches a year many being iconic like the Daytona, Submariner or the Prince to name a few.
Automatic movement with caliber 1570, 26 jewels, 19800 bhp and 48 hours of power reserve. (1965-1974) The movement number is . . . 312.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 41mm