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RARE Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date - Model ref: 1500/553058 - Box and Papers - c.1961

£5995.00 GBP

A Rare and Charming Rolex Perpetual Date with an Explorer Style Dial, Model ref: 1500/553058 in Stunning Vintage Condition, Sold with Box and Papers and Rolex Oyster Bracelet, c.1961

First appearing during the 1950s, the Rolex Date offers much of the same design and functionality as the classic 36mm Datejust, but with a smaller 34mm case diameter. The reference 1500 is the quintessential example of Rolex’s smaller date-displaying wristwatch. 

What’s On Offer 

This is an absolutely charming example of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date in beautiful vintage condition. The dial has been wonderfully preserved and for those of us that love that natural ageing process of watches, it displays the beautiful beginnings of a tropical hue. Furnished with attractive gold furniture, the dial boasts baton hour markers along with Arabic numerals at 6 and 9 - this makes it a rather rare piece given most just have batons - an Explorer style dial. The date aperture sits perfectly underneath a magnifying cyclops giving improved legibility and stylish Dauphine hands complete the dial. The smooth bezel and stainless steel case are in excellent pre-owned condition and the watch is paired with an attractive tan leather strap, however, the Rolex Oyster Steel bracelet is sold wth the watch along with its original box and papers - what a beautiful package! This is a super stylish vintage watch with lashings of charisma, suitable for any occasion! 

Additional information


Made from

Case: Stainless Steel

Dial: White (tropical)

Crystal: Plexiglas

Bracelet: Tan Leather Pin Buckle

Technical specifications

Winding: Automatic

Movement Type: Mechanical

Calibre: 1560

Jewels: 26

Waterproof: No

Power reserve: 42hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent Vintage

Model Reference: 1500/553058

Date of issue: c.1961

Warranty: 12 Months VWS


Width (without crown): 34mm

Lug width: 18mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 41mm

Wrist size: Adjustable