A chance to own a classic Rolex oyster and one of the last original case shapes before Rolex changed to the polished shoulders! One of the best features of this watch is it's clean clear dial with both chrome baton markers and roman numerals and tritium lume dots. ! It is such a great combination and is much more subtle than the black dials of the same model.
It also has all the other features you'd want from Rolex: elegant silvered baton markers and hands, a sapphire crystal with cyclops bubble over the date function, screw down Oyster crown and screw back case on the heavy oyster bracelet
Hans Wilsdorf founded Rolex in 1905 at the age of 24, along with Alfred Davis in London. In 1919 they moved their operation to Geneva, Switzerland. This move was brought about by high wartime taxes on Gold and Silver in the UK after the Great war 1914-1918. They were now closer to their suppliers in Bienne. The Rolex Oyster case was released in 1926. Marketed as the world's first “waterproof” watch. The notches on the bezel and case back meant they could be screwed down to the middle case with a special tool invented and manufactured by Rolex to hermetically seal the case. In 1927 a young swimmer Miss Mercedes Gleitz swam the English channel wearing the “Oyster”. Later in 1933 the team of the first expedition to fly over Everest wore them. It was also famously worn by Sir Malcolm Campbell, “King Of Speed”, on the 4th September 1935. An advert of the time made a big splash with him saying “The Rolex watch is still keeping perfect time- I was wearing it yesterday when Bluebird exceeded 300 mph.” He broke the world land speed record 9 times between 1924 and 1936. 1931 saw the debut of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual, their first self-winding watch that was also water-resistant and dustproof.
What we think
A perfect birth-year millennium watch and a watch that is perfect for him or her, it slips nicely underneath the cuff while maintaining a discreet elegance. But the dial is really what wins us over! This could be a watch for best and also perfect with jeans and tshirt. We are sure it will not be in stock long!
Age : 1991/2000
Specific Age : 2000
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 12mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 19mm
Condition : Pre-Owned, Very Good
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty