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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 177

ROLEX - REF. 1503 - YELLOW GOLD DATE Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Date, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified, case No. 5172960, Ref. 1503. Made circa 1978. Fine, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold wristwatch with date.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, fl uted bezel, crystal with cyclops lens. D. Black with applied faceted yellow gold baton indexes and luminous dots, outer minute/seconds divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. M. Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung fl at balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 34 mm. Thickness 12 mm.

USD 2,500 - 3,500

CHF 2,000 - 2,700 / EUR 1,800 - 2,500

Sold: USD 3,250


Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-9

Good

Scratched

Movement: 3*

Good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01

Good

HANDS Original