|Model:||Oyster Perpetual Date ref 1503|
|Year:||1960’s early 1970’s|
|Material:||18K solid Gold|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||34.5mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||41mm|
Very good condition Rolex Oyster Perpetual date reference 1503 in 18K solid gold. The case is in gold with marks. The dial is round with black color and gold batons for hours. The date is at 3 o’clock. The hands are in gold with Obelisque style. The crown has the Rolex logo. 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 1560 and 26 jewels. The movement number is …D39. The watch comes with a cream/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 sweep second and caliber 1560, 26 jewels, 19800 bhp and 44 hours of power reserve. The movement number is …D39.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34.5mm
Length including lugs: 41mm