|Model:||Oyster Perpetual – Ref 6551|
|Material:||14K solid gold|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||24.50mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||30mm|
Very good condition Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 14K solid gold with round and champagne color dial. The dial has the gold Rolex logo at 12 o’clock and batons for every five minutes. The watch has stick hands in gold. The crown comes with the Rolex logo. It is a 14K solid gold screw case back. Gold mark is on the lug. The watch is “T-Swiss-T” which times it between 1968 and 1998. The watch comes with a new 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.
Rolex automatic movement.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 30mm
Length including lugs: 35mm