|Model:||Oyster Perpetual – Ref 6551|
|Material:||14K solid gold|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||30mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||35mm|
Very good condition woman Rolex Oyster Perpetual in 14K solid gold reference 6551. The dial is champagne with gold batons every five minutes. The hands are in gold and the luminous are good. The watch has a gold faceted bezel. The back case is screwed. Inside the case comes engraved Montres Rolex SA – Geneva – Switzerland – Patented – 6551 – 14K - 0.585. It has all the marks. Automatic movement with caliber 1130 and 26 jewels. The movement number is 52295. The watch comes with an yellow 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 1130 and 26 jewels. The movement number is 52295.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 30mm
Length including lugs: 35mm