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Rolex A fine and elegant Rolex Oysterquartz reference 17000 in stainless steel with original papers

Estimation € 3,000 – 6,000

Model: Datejust Oysterquartz
Material: stainless steel
Reference N°: 17000
Year: 2001
Case N°: K262813
Caliber: 5035
Bracelet: oyster steel
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: certificate

The present Rolex Oysterquartz reference 17000 was made in 2001, and it’s the beautiful result of researches and developments that Rolex has performed on quartz movements over the years. The first quartz specimen was presented in 1970, archive documents show that the company already had worked on it in the mid-1900s, culminating in the presentation of a patent in 1952. The tests and various attempts led to the creation of 2 quartz movements entirely in-house made: the calibers 5055 and 5035, the same mounted on this lot. In addition to the charm that this watch has for the story behind it, it is the object itself that makes people talk about, given the excellent condition of the Oyster case and the bracelet, both made of steel while the silver dial with applied indexes attracts for its depth and captivates us. The watch, accompanied by the certificate, represents one of the last examples since the caliber 5035 was taken out of production in 2001.