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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Chronometer Standard Movement


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Basic Info

Brand Rolex
Ref. No. 11/915
Code 171630461103
Movement Automatic
Case material Steel
Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Year 1958
Condition 1 (mint)
Gender Men's watch/Unisex
Location United Kingdom, Wantage
Price £2,900 (= $3,972) [Negotiable]
Availability Ready to ship in 3-5 days


Movement Automatic
Number of jewels 25


Case material Steel
Case diameter 33 mm
Material bezel Steel
Dial Silver


Bracelet material Crocodile skin
Clasp Buckle
Clasp material Steel


Chronometer, Screw-Down Crown


Stunning 1958 Rolex Oyster ‘Chronometer’ Standard Gents Vintage Watch

This is a stunning example of the iconic Rolex Oyster Perpetual dating from 1958 – please excuse the pictures’ this watch has a delicious silver pearlescent dial and looks even better in real life. The original and extremely beautiful Rolex signed silver pearlescent dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is classically Rolex. The applied steel hour batons and steel hands flow into the dial and gleaming provenance polished steel case (matt shoulders and polished sides). The case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear and the Rolex signed screw down winding crown is working perfectly. The very high grade Rolex signed ‘Chronometer Standard’ automatic ‘Butterfly’ 1030 movement is in excellent condition and has just been serviced by my watchmaker. To complete this iconic watch I’ve added a new, high quality, Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches black crocodile skin strap with steel Hirsch buckle.
Watches of this quality and in this condition are extremely rare and highly sought after – if history is any judge they will only increase in value.
As mentioned, it has just been serviced by my watchmaker and, in view of the high-grade Swiss movement, I will include a 3 month guarantee on the movement which is long enough for you to assess the working order. Also, I offer a full refund if you are not entirely happy, as long as the watch is returned within 14 days in the same condition with a recognised and insured courier.

The Case
The provenance polished (gloss sides and matt shoulders) solid stainless steel screw down case is in excellent condition, with only the most minor signs of wear. The case measures 33 mm’s wide, excluding the Rolex signed screw down winding crown and 40 mm’s, including the lugs. The inside back is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland Patented’, ‘Stainless Steel’ and the case number of ‘6567’. It has the reference of 1.1958 dating it to 1958

The Dial
The original and stunning Rolex signed silver pearlescent dial is just beautiful. The original and perfect steel Rolex hands and applied steel hour batons flow beautifully into the dial and are perfectly framed by the gleaming steel fluted Bezel – as mentioned, the we’re struggling to capture the pearlescent finish to this dial and it looks even better in real life. It is signed ‘Rolex Oyster Perpetual’, ‘Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified’ and ‘T Swiss T’ The lens has been replaced and shows no signs of wear or scratching.

The Movement
The original Rolex signed and very high-grade Chronometer standard automatic movement is in excellent condition. The movement has just been fully serviced by my professional watchmaker and is in excellent working order. It is signed ‘Rolex Perpetual Patented’, ‘Montres Rolex SA’, ‘Adjusted 5 Positions for Time and Temperature’, ‘Twenty Five 25 Jewels’ and the calibre is 1030. The movement number of ‘DN911987’.

The Strap
This watch sits on a new, high quality, Hirsch & Sonning Vintage Watches black crocodile skin strap with steel Hirsch buckle.

Couriering & Pre-Delivery Inspection
We use the Royal Mail’s Guaranteed next day service for UK sales and DHL for all overseas shipping. All our watches are fully serviced, but prior to couriering each one will undergo a 3 day pre-delivery check to ensure the watch is in perfect condition.

Servicing, Repair & Refurbishment
Our association with the best of the industry allows us to offer a limited number quality servicing and repair for most of the famous Swiss brands; such as Rolex, Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin and Cartier, as well as Omega, Longines, Jaeger LeCoultre, Breitling, IWC, Breguet, and a wide range of complications.
In collaboration with our watchmaker, we offer the following services:
Watch Repairs
Watch Servicing
Watch Restoration
Case Refinishing
Case Repair and Complete Restoration

The Conclusion
This is a rare and highly collectable vintage watch from one of horology’s most famous names and will, if history is any judge, provide an excellent financial investment as well as a possession to treasure and enjoy. I will provide an insurance valuation in excess of my asking price. Please appreciate the difficulty of photographing this piece, it looks even better in real life. Subject to your location I’ll happily show the watch. I’m happy for this watch to be authenticated if required. Please ring me if you have any questions: Chris 07917 100927
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