Rolex - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Description

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  • Manufacturer: Rolex
    Year: Circa 1970
    Reference No: 1501
    Movement No: D568’294
    Case No: 2’447’009; inside caseback stamped IV.69
    Model Name: Oyster Perpetual Date
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 1570, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet stamped “78350,19”, endlinks stamped “557”, max length 170mm
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Rolex Oyster deployant clasp stamped “DE2”
    Dimensions: 34mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref. 1501 in stainless steel is a wonderful iteration from the 1970s. Sized at 34mm diameter, its most distinctive feature is its engine turned bezel. The present example is certainly an interesting one has it features the emblem of the King Abdulaziz University on the dial. Offered in attractive overall condition and with no reserve, this is a chance to pick up a fun watch perfect for daily wear.

  • Artist Biography

    Rolex

    Swiss • 1905

    Founded in 1905 England by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis as Wilsdorf & Davis, it soon became known as the Rolex Watch Company in 1915, moving its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of Rolex's innovations that made them one of the most respected and well-known of all luxury brands. These innovations include their famous "Oyster" case — the world's first water resistant and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 — and their "Perpetual" — the first reliable self-winding movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They would form the foundation for Rolex's Datejust and Day-Date, respectively introduced in 1945 and 1956, but also importantly for their sports watches, such as the Explorer, Submariner and GMT-Master launched in the mid-1950s.

    One of its most famous models is the Cosmograph Daytona. Launched in 1963, these chronographs are without any doubt amongst the most iconic and coveted of all collectible wristwatches. Other key collectible models include their most complicated vintage watches, including references 8171 and 6062 with triple calendar and moon phase, "Jean Claude Killy" triple date chronograph models and the Submariner, including early "big-crown" models and military-issued variants.

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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 1501
A fine stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds, date and bracelet, made for the King Abdulaziz University

Circa 1970
34mm diameter
Case, dial, movement, bracelet and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$24,000 - 39,000 
€2,800-4,600
$3,100-5,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022