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Extremely rare ROLEX Date ref. 1530 from 1976 in the case of the later Oyster Quartz

Case

36 mm stainless steel case with screwed back case and crown

Dial

silver with a fine patina like vanilla

Movement

ROLEX cal. 1570

Functions

self-winding with date

Condition

Perfect!

Year

1976

Price

13.750,- €

Description

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a watch absorbs the energy of time and history, it often has a significant story to tell, based on the purpose it was originally made for.

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