Rolex Date 1500 Blue ‘Sigma’ Dial from 1972

Rolex is a Swiss luxury watchmaker that was founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis. The company is best known for its line of Oyster watches, which are widely considered to be some of the best-made and most iconic timepieces in the world. Rolex has been a major innovator in the watchmaking industry, and its Oyster Perpetual models are one of the most iconic and sought-after watches.

Title
A worldwide trusted and iconic wrist companion in stainless by Rolex, suitable for everyday wear. A stainless steel Oyster Perpetual (automatic self-winding) wristwatch with stunning blue dial, from the year 1972, with the original folded Rolex Oyster Bracelet.

Case  
Stainless steel Rolex Oyster case (34 x 41 mm)

Dial
Rolex blue sunburst ‘Sigma’ dial with unusual minute track lay-out

Movement
Automatic self-winding (Oyster Perpetual) Rolex cal. 1565 (serviced)

Strap
Folded Rolex Oyster bracelet nr. 7835 (19 mm) w/ 357 end-links (full length)

Condition
This classic and iconic Rolex reference 1500 was first introduced in the 1950’s as an alternative for the larger 36 mm measuring model, the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust. This Rolex ref. 1500 measures 34 mm and features the same functions as the Rolex Datejust: Both watches feature a date function with a magnifier on the plexiglass, and both watches are fitted with in-house Rolex Oyster Perpetual movements. The cases are, besides the difference in the measurements, also very similar. The case on this vintage Rolex Date is an Oyster case which is developed to be waterproof, which are carried by the screwed Rolex Oyster Crown, and the thick screw-on case back.

When we look at the case of this watch, we see some light signs of wear. Overall however, judging this 50+ year old watch, the watch is in a very good condition and is ready to be worn as a daily and trustworthy wrist-companion. Also the movement runs very strong, leaving you with a watch that is mostly stunning to look at, and is very well matched with sportive or more formal wear. It’s guaranteed that you will catch yourself looking at this dial more often then you think, because of it’s exquisite simplicity and high-end characteristics. The icing on the cake are the sweeping seconds hand which effortlessly floats over the dial, and the embossed Rolex logo on the clasp of the bracelet.

Measurement
34 x 41 mm

Provenance
Belgian watch collector, specialized in vintage Rolex watches.

Additional note:
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