Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6565 ‘Red writing’ 18k yellow gold
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 6565 model is one of its most iconic and sought-after watches.
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual 6565 was introduced in the 1950s and was one of the first models to feature the now-iconic red lettering on the dial. The reference 6565 is also noteworthy because it was one of the earliest Rolex watches to feature the caliber 1030 movement. This movement was one of the first automatic movements produced by Rolex and it was a groundbreaking innovation in the watch industry. The Oyster Perpetual 6565 model is one of the most beloved and sought-after Rolex watches of all time.
This watch features a 34mm 18k yellow gold case that has a very distinctive inscription: “To Mr. P. BOIY for 25 years faithful service.” This watch was given to a gentleman who had worked at FORD for 25 years in the 1950s. Which means he already started working there in 1925 (!). The Oyster case is Rolex’s signature design and is waterproof to depths of 100 meters (330 feet). Although this is an early example and thus this watch has a depth rating of 50 meters (185 feet).
Overall, this Rolex 6565 is an extremely rare and collectible timepiece. The red writing on the dial is a very distinctive feature that makes this watch stand out from the crowd, and the inscription on the back is a testament to its long and illustrious history. This watch would make an excellent addition to any collection, and it is sure to be appreciated by any discerning collector.