Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

12 Rolex A nice and important Rolex Date reference 1530 in stainless steel with bracelet

Estimate: € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Sold € 5,200

Lot Description

Model: Date
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 1530
Year: 1975
Case N°: 4169795
Caliber: 1570
Movement N°: D239775
Bracelet: Stainless Steel
Dimensions: 36
Signed: Dial, Case and movement

The watch here offered you are looking at is a transitional model since the 34 mm Oyster case that accompanies this men’s watch was designed specifically to house a Quartz movement. In fact, while the development of the quartz movement took some time, the case in which the movement would be housed in was quickly designed, so this watch was released a few years before the Quartz movement was available but is equipped with a perpetual movement caliber 1570. Aesthetically speaking it perfectly reminds the Oysterquartz for its sharp edges and the integrated bracelet in stainless steel that isn’t typical for Rolex watches with mechanical movement. However, this watch reference 1530 is an important part of Rolex history and a very rare piece due to its low production number since only 1500 pieces has been realized at the beginning of the ’70s. The conditions of the watch here offered are perfectly well preserved, the stainless steel case and bracelet are still fresh and don’t show evident sign of wearing while the silvered two tones sloping dial with baton indexes and date at 3 o’clock is still shining as the first days.