Rolex Date 1500 'Gilt'

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THIS WATCH WITH SERIAL NUMBER 511515 WAS STOLEN FROM OUR SHOP DURING A BREAK-IN ON OCTOBER 22, 2020.FOR A LIST OF ALL THE WATCHES THAT WERE STOLEN, PLEASE CLICK HERE.PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU COME ACROSS ANY OF THE STOLEN WATCHES. THANK YOU! You know we have a love affair with the Datejust, but it’s so hard to stay faithful when the little sister looks this good.Rolex introduced the smaller sibling of the Datejust in 1960 and what do you know, we have a beautiful one from that very year. This ref. 1500 Oyster Perpetual Date has one of the most beautiful and unique dial configurations we have ever seen. It comes with applied Arabic ‘6’ and ‘9’ numerals in an elegant Art Deco font, applied ‘ROLEX’ text, and matching dauphine hands. The glossy black gilt dial is signed 'Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified' and the watch is housed in a thick stainless steel 34mm Oyster case with a nice boxy plexiglass crystal. All the lume plots on the dial are still intact and yield a correct reading under the Geiger counter, indicating that they contain the original Strontium-90 or Promethium-147 radioactive luminous compound (this little sister is a science geek). To top it all off, the watch comes on a rare and exceptionally tight expandable riveted Oyster bracelet.You can look, but you have to be quick if you want to lock down this little beauty!

Introduction

Rolex DateRolex was the first to introduce a full water- and dustproof case in 1926 by combining a screw down crown with a two-piece screw-down case. The resulting Oyster case has been the basis of the vast majority of Rolex watches since. The 1950s saw the introduction of the Oyster Perpetual Date line. For some context, in 1945 Rolex had released the Datejust as the first ever self-winding wristwatch with a date indication in a 36mm waterproof case. The Oyster Perpetual Date, on the other hand, came in a slightly smaller 34 mm case and has been in continuous production until this very day.

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