|Model:||Oyster Perpetual Date – Ref 6517|
|Material:||Gold and Stainless Steel|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||26mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||32mm|
Good condition Rolex Perpetual Date with ref 6517. The watch has a round black dial with gold baton for each hour. The cyclop window for the date is at 3 o’clock. The watch has gold stick hands for hours and minutes. It is a “T Swiss T” model. The watch comes with a gold bezel and Rolex crown. It is a stainless-steel screwed back case. It is a serial 1978XXX and dates the watch to 1970’s. It is an automatic movement with 26 jewels. The watch comes with a stainless-steel and gold Rolex bracelet.
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 with 26 jewels.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 26mm
Length including lugs: 32mm