The Oyster case constitutes an important milestone in the history of contemporary watchmaking. Invented by Rolex in 1926, it was the world's first waterproof case for a wristwatch thanks to its patented system of screwing down the bezel, case back and winding crown against the middle case. A symbol of robustness and waterproofness, this perfectly proportioned and elegant watch case is a superb blend of form and function.
The first time the new Rolex Oyster watches really came to international acclaim was in 1927 when Hans Wilsdorf persuaded a young British swimmer named Mercedes Gleitze to wear one as she attempted to swim the English Channel.
One month after the swim, Wilsdorf purchased the entire front page of the Daily Mail newspaper to show both Gleitze and his ‘Wonder Watch that Defies the Elements’ together. The Rolex Oyster had arrived.
Object nr: 240
Model: Oyster Perpetual
Movement: Cal. 1030
Material: 18k solid rose gold
Original crown: Yes
Dimensions: 34mm, without crown,
Strap/Bracelet: Rare, old brown (original?) leather strap
Lug Width: 19mm
Serviced: Service history unknown. The watch have been checked and inspected by watchmaker who’s judgement is that service is not needed. The watch keeps time perfectly and got long powerreserv.
This Rolex got it all. An interesting story, original box and papers, well preserved dial and an amazing case. What more to ask for? Did We say that this Rolex is from 1957?
The dial shines beautiful and is in very good condition. Only thing to mark is that one lume dot is missing, beside that - stunning!
The case is in very good condition. Look at the caseback!
The watch is thuroughly tested and runs perfectly smooth and correct, perfect timekeeping and long powerreserve.
Sold "as SERVICED”!
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