36 mm stainless steel case with screwed back case and crown
silver with a fine patina like vanilla
ROLEX cal. 1570
self-winding with date
In the early 1970s Rolex decided to come up with their own version of a perfect quartz movement that could be serviced by a trained watchmaker. It actually took them five years to reach their goal, but in the meantime they had already built the perfect case to house such a revolutionary caliber. The result was a very angular case with an integrated bracelet, much like the Royal Oak from Audemars Piguet. In 1975, Rolex decided to combine this case with the chronometer-certified caliber 1570 movement until the first Oysterquartz watches were released in 1977. And it was the first ROLEX with a sapphire chrystal! It is also a super rare reference, given that the total production is estimated below 1,500 examples!
There is a story behind a vintage watch.
Besides the obvious fact that traveling down the years,
a watch absorbs the energy of time and history, it often has a significant story to tell, based on the purpose it was originally made for.
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