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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date - c.1978 - Model Reference 1505 - Rare Black Dial - Gold Fluted Bezel

$4,184.00 USD $5,085.00 USD

An Immaculate c.1978, Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date in a Rare Black & Gold Colourway with Gold Fluted Bezel and Gold Rolex Signed Crown. Case Model Reference: 1501/1505, Adjusted 5 Positions Caliber 1570.

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date, sometimes just called the Rolex Date, made its debut in the mid-1950s. Amongst the many more well-known references such as the Submariner and the Daytona, the Rolex Date could be considered rather overlooked, however, it is one of the brand's oldest lines that remains in production. Rolex introduced the 1501 reference family of the Oyster Perpetual Date in the 1960s, this watch being the gold and steel variant has the additional reference between the lugs, of 1505.

What’s On Offer 

This is a really beautiful dress watch in striking gold and black colourway which offers understated glamour and refined opulence. The jet black dial is in beautiful condition and offers a stunning contrast against the gold applied dial furniture including the Rolex crown sitting proudly at 12 o'clock. The slim stick hands with lume inserts are graceful and glide around the dial which is completed by a subtle date aperture at 3 o’clock.

The fluted gold bezel is in unblemished condition as is the Rolex signed crown and the stainless steel lugs offer a really pleasing distinction, curving seamlessly onto the wrist. This watch is fairly slender in proportion at 35mm, however, it wears larger which might be down to the textured bezel which gives the case a more meaty aesthetic.

We have paired this watch with a black, textured, handmade nubuck leather strap which looks stunning and brings out the black of the dial beautifully.

This is a cracking watch and at a really great price point for vintage Rolex. It will be snapped up in no time so be quick! 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Gold and Stainless Steel

Dial: Black

Crystal: Plexi-glass

Bracelet: Black Leather on Pink Buckle

Technical specifications

Winding: Automatic

Movement Type: Mechanical

Caliber: 1570

Jewels: 26 Adjusted 5 Positions

Waterproof: When New

Power reserve: 48hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference: 1501/1505

Date of issue: 1978

Guarantee: 12 Months by VWS


Width (without crown): 35mm

Lug width: 19mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 42mm

Wrist size:  Adjustable