Vintage Date 14k Yellow Gold Capped #34;Golden Egg" Silver Dial 34mm 1550 (1970)
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|Dealer product code||ROL-867|
|Year of production||1970 (Approximation)|
|Condition||(Light signs of wear or scratches)|
|Scope of delivery||
No original box, no original papers
|Location||South Africa, Johannesburg|
|Price||R69,999 (= $4,144)|
|Power reserve||48 h|
|Number of jewels||26|
|Case diameter||34 mm|
|Water resistance||3 ATM|
|Bezel material||Yellow gold|
|Dial numerals||No numerals|
The ref. 15XX series, released in 1962, was only the second generation of the model, but a longstanding one, serving right up until the end of the 1970s.
It was released in a host of different configurations, which has long been the calling card of all Datejusts.
Yet the ref. 1550 is slightly different, made up of materials which are no longer part of the Rolex catalog. The choice in metal leaves it as one of the more uncommon examples of the piece.
The reason the ref. 1550 is different is down to the type of gold used in its construction.
Where the others in the range had all-gold cases, the ref. 1550 was forged with a stainless steel body which was then covered in a relatively heavy layer of the precious metal, in what was called ‘gold shell’.
That coating, in 14k and around 240 microns thick, would then be pressure formed, hammered and soldered into place. The result was a watch that looked like a solid gold timepiece, but one that was significantly less expensive.
It was Rolex’s way of making their creations more affordable, and getting them on as many wrists as possible.
Feature: Date, Screw-down crown
Crystal: Acrylic Crystal
Case: 14k Yellow Gold shell with smooth domed bezel
Stainless Steel Case-Back
Bracelet: Brown Leather Strap with a gold buckle - not original Rolex
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