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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 218

ROLEX - REF. 1501 - STEEL DATE Rolex, ?Oyster Perpetual, Date, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," case No. 2497573, Ref. 1501. Made in 1970. Fine, center seconds, self-winding, water resistant, stainless steel wristwatch with date and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp.

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated engine-turned bezel, crystal with cyclops lens. D. White with printe radial Roman numerals, applied steel indexes and luminous dots, outer minute track, aperture for the date. Luminous steel baton hands. M. Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and fi ve positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws. Dial, case and movement signed. Dim. 34 mm. Thickness 11 mm. Approx. overall length 185 mm.

USD 1,500 - 2,000

CHF 1,200 - 1,500 / EUR 1,100 - 1,400

Sold: USD 1,875

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original