Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

140 Rolex Fine and Attractive Oyster Perpetual Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 1510, With Sweep Centre Seconds, Date, Textured Bezel and Bracelet

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Lot Description

Model: Oyster Perpetual Date
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 1510
Year: 1969
Case N°: 2223098
Caliber: 1570
Movement type: Automatic
Bracelet: Yellow Gold
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

Signed Rolex, Oyster Perpetual, Date, Superlative Chronometer Official Certified, the present watch is a spectacular example of reference 1510 for a watch lover. The word Oyster was firstly used by Rolex in 1926 when they created the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch: the unusual screw back hermetically sealed was able to provide optimal protection for the movement, giving all models that have used this case a depth of at least 100 meters. Moreover the word Perpetual was fundamental because gave enormous fame to the brand with the crown since its was the first watch with an automatic movement. This very beautiful 1510 not only is an automatic watch with a waterproof case but also an object which also combines a magnificent style and design. Most striking at first sight is the yellow gold bracelet with a very unusual hammered workmanship for Rolex standards, more likely to create functional objects. The bezel resumes the same style as the bracelet and is optimally preserved as is the tonneau case in yellow gold. The quadripartite sector dial with two thin perpendicular lines adds that missing geometric touch to the watch while the large window for the date at 3 o’clock with the cyclops lens breaks the balance of the shape of the dial with its massive numbers. With the typical width of the late ’60s, period in which the timepiece has been manufactured, this watch is perfectly matching the request of a costumer in search of a beautiful and sporting object.