Rolex Datejust ‘Ovettone’ 6075 RESERVED

Description

Very early Datejust from 1951. Although this piece is already 66 years old, it is preserved in absolutely immaculate condition. An Ovettone is rare but to witness it in a condition like this is something that happens once in a lifetime. The dial is spotless and features the writing ‘Datejust’ in red. The movement is clean as a whistle and is still equipped with the original ‘Roulette date-wheel’.

Rolex Datejust

After World-war 2 Rolex created the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch that featured a date indication. For the first 10 years of production the date, shown at the 3 o’clock position, was not yet enhanced by the well-known ‘Cyclop lens’. This lens was introduced in 1955 and magnified the date by 2.5 times. The Cyclop lens isn’t the only invention, that we can still see up to today, the Datejust set in motion. The Jubilee bracelet was designed especially for the Datejust. The iconic elegance of this 5 piece bracelet is a great match to –arguably- one of the best buys in the vintage watch market.

OVETTONE

The nickname “Ovettone” is Italian for “big egg” and covers a couple of early Datejust reference numbers that has a certain kind of case-back. This protruded “bubble back” was designed to house the newly introduced date wheel to the movement. The production started in 1945 and these early Datejusts are loved among distinguished Rolex collectors that want a truly special piece within one of the most common Rolex lines.

Specifications

Movement

Automatic

Case Material

Yellow gold

Bracelet

Black lizard leather, original Rolex strap

Glass

Plexiglass

Caliber

1570

Model

Datejust 'Ovettone'

Clasp

18k Yellow gold buckle, original Rolex

Index

Applied gold index with

Bezel Material

Gold

Case Dimensions

36mm

Dial

Silvered dial

Other

Leaf hands, red date at 3

Year

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