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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 15, 2015

LOT 111

ROLEX REF 1501 DATE STEEL Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual, Date, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," case No.3676582, Ref. 1501. Made circa 1972. Fine and rare, center seconds, self-winding, water resistant, stainless steel Chronometer wristwatch with date and a stainless steel Rolex Oyster bracelet with deployant clasp.

Three-body, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, graduated engine-turned bezel, crystal with cyclops lens. Matte silver with applied faceted steel indexes and luminous dots, outer minutes/second track, aperture for the date. Luminous steel baton hands. Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and five positions, shock absorber, self-compensating free sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

USD 2,000 - 3,000

HKD 15,500 - 23,500 / CHF 2,000 - 3,000

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 35 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm. Approx. overall length 195 mm.