|Model:||Oyster Perpetual Explorer Date|
|Material:||Stainless Steel and Gold|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||35mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||42mm|
Rare Rolex Oyster Perpetual Explorer Date with round creamy dial with gold baton for each hour. The cyclop for the date is at 3 o’clock. The hands are in gold with “Feuille” style. All luminous are good. The crown is in gold with the Rolex logo. The bezel is in gold. It is a screwed back stainless steel case with engraved inside “Montres Rolex SA – Geneva – Switzerland – Patented – Stainless Steel – 5700 – I.60”. It is an automatic movement with Rolex caliber 1530 with 25 jewels. The watch comes with a stainless steel jubilee strap with double clasp Rolex buckle.
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 1530 with 25 jewels and 18,000 A/h. The movement started to be produced in 1957.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 42mm