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Rolex Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ROL 726

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 14k Gold

 

Super rare Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date - Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified in 14 karat yellow gold. It is model reference number 15007. The Oyster Perpetual date is rarely found in gold, the Day Date models were the usual gold models and occasionally the Datejust. It also has a white dial with printed Roman numerals, this was rarely seen on this model and in this style was usually seen on the Air King. The dial is often referred to as Buckley dial after a collector of these dialled Rolexes. The usual dial seen has applied batons or numerals and the printed dials are rare models. It is 95 grams in weight split into 51 grams for the head including the movement and 44 grams for the bracelet. It is from the mid 1980’s and is the last of the acrylic crystals before them moved to sapphire. Also has a solid link bracelet which is the riveted style model. The bracelet reference is 7205 with reference 57 end links.  A nice touch as well is that the Rolex Coronet logo on the crown is in the upright position. They are often in random positions but occasionally seen in this upright position. It is a classic looking stunning watch and a wonderful example of the true classical Oyster watch that made Rolex the most famous watch makers in the world. It is the most straight forward Rolex, the least copied, and the one that is instantly recognisable as the Rolex classic. Large Rolex crown logo at 12 and Rolex signed winding crown. The crown is screwed down for water resistance. Automatic winding Rolex movement. Magnified date window at the 3 position. Width is 34 mm excluding crown, 37 mm including crown, thickness is 11.5 mm and 42 mm lug to lug.

 

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Key Characteristics

Brand: Rolex
Band: Gold Bracelet
Case Material: Gold 9k
Condition: Mint
Movement: Automatic

Additional Product Details

Rolex SA was founded in 1905 by the German Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis. Contrary to popular belief, Hans Wilsdorf was neither Swiss, nor a watchmaker. Wilsdorf & Davis was the original name of what later became the Rolex Watch Company. They originally imported Hermann Aegler's Swiss movements to England and placed them in quality cases made by Dennison and others. These early wristwatches were then sold to jewellers, who then put their own names on the dial. The earliest watches from the firm of Wilsdorf and Davis are usually marked "W&D" – inside the caseback only. Hans Wilsdorf registered the trademark name "Rolex" in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland during 1908. The word was made up, but its origin is obscure. One story, which was never confirmed by Wilsdorf, is that the word "Rolex" came from the French phrase horlogerie exquise, meaning exquisite watch industry. The Wilsdorf & Davis company moved out of Great Britain in 1912. Wilsdorf wanted his watches to be affordable, but taxes and export duties on the case metals (silver and gold) were driving costs up. From that time to the present, Rolex has been headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, though the company owns facilities in other cities (Bienne, etc) and continents (North America, Asia, Australia, etc). The company name Rolex was officially registered on 15 November 1915. It is thought this change was part of a drive to popularize wristwatches, which at the time were still considered a novelty largely for women (pocket watches were more common). Wilsdorf was said to desire his watch brand's name to be easily pronounceable in any language. The company name was officially changed to the Rolex Watch Company during 1919. It was later changed to Montres Rolex, SA and finally Rolex, SA. Rolex SA is a foundation initiated and originally funded by Hans Wilsdorf and the Aegler family. According to foundation documentation, the Rolex SA company can never be sold, nor traded on any stock market.