1973 STAINLESS STEEL ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE, BLACK SIGMA DIAL
Presented in close to mint original condition is this extremely rare stainless steel vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Chronometer. This desirable Rolex Oyster has a rare and sought after dial type known as the ‘Sigma’, the Sigma dials were fitted with solid gold hour markers and were produced in limited numbers between the mid 1960s – mid 1970s.
The genuine top quality stainless steel vintage Rolex ref: 1500 case is in close to mint original condition. The case measures 34mm in diameter excluding the signed screw down Rolex winding crown. The screw in case back is signed ‘MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA SWITZERLAND STAINLESS STEEL 1500’, the serial number 383xxxx dates this Rolex to 1973. This Oyster case has the correct highly polished sides with contrasting brushed satin lug shoulders, the Sigma black dial is framed with a highly polished smooth stainless steel bezel.
The original 19mm stainless steel Rolex Oyster link ref: 78350 bracelet is in outstanding condition. The bracelet is complete with 13 links, this will fit a 20cm wrist or can be adjusted down at the clasp. This Rolex bracelet has the correct highly polished sides and contrasting brushed satin finish to the outer steel links.
The original matte black Sigma dial is in mint condition and is a sought after type. The dial has very attractive solid gold hour markers with white highlights making them really stand out from the dial, the gold hands and seconds sweep also contrast beautifully with the black dial. The dial is signed ‘ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL DATE SUPERLATIVE CHRONOMETER OFFICIALLY CERTIFIED OT SWISS TO’ with the raised gold Rolex crown logo in the twelve position.
The high grade automatic 26 Jewel Swiss made Rolex caliber 1570 chronometer movement is in superb condition and is keeping excellent time over a 36hr period, this movement has been well cared for over the years and has just benefitted from a full service/overhaul. The watch winds and sets smoothly. The movement is signed ‘MONTRES ROLEX SA GENEVA SWISS TWENTY SIX 26 JEWELS ADJUSTED 5 POSITIONS AND TEMPERATURE 1570’.
This Rolex is supplied with a Vintage Winders Authentication Certificate, a Vintage Winders receipt/warranty document and instructions for care and use supplied in a Vintage Winders glossy folder. The certificate and receipt contain full details of the watch including make, model, serial number, movement caliber and bracelet/strap type.
A truly beautiful and extremely rare sigma dial Rolex Oyster, presented in ready to wear condition.