Super Rare 1961 Oversize Rolex Oyster Perpetual Gents Vintage Watch

The Overview

This is a beautiful example of the super rare oversize Rolex Oyster Perpetual dating from 1961. Most Oysters of this age are 33 mm’s across excluding the crown and this one’s 35 mm’s across excluding the crown… This is only the 3rd of 4th example we’ve had in the last 8 years.

The Oversize steel case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The original Rolex Signed steel pearlescent dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is classically Rolex. The 3/4 applied steel batons with double steel batons at the quarters along with the original steel dauphine hands (blued steel second hands – there is some minor pitting on the steel hands but we’ve kept them to keep the originality. We are able to supply new replacements and supply the existing ones with the watch). The very high grade Rolex signed automatic movement is in very good condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. To complete this piece we’ve added a new, super quality, black Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches alligator skin strap with steel Hirsch buckle.

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.

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The Case

The Oversize steel case is in excellent condition with only the most minimal signs of wear. The case measures 35 mm’s across, excluding the Rolex signed crown and 43 mm’s long including the lugs. The inside case is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland’, ‘Patented Stainless Steel’ and the case number is ‘1018’. The age reference is ‘11.61’ dating it to 1961.

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The Dial

The original Rolex Signed steel pearlescent dial has been professionally refinished to the highest possible standard and is classically Rolex. The 3/4 applied steel batons with double steel batons at the quarters along with the original steel dauphine hands (blued steel second hands – there is some minor pitting on the steel hands but we’ve kept them to keep the originality. We are able to supply new replacements and supply the existing ones with the watch). The dial is signed ‘Rolex Oyster Perpetual’, ‘Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified’ and ‘Swiss’.

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The Movement

The very high grade Rolex signed automatic movement is in very good condition and has just been fully serviced by our professional watchmaker. The movement is signed ‘Montres Rolex SA Geneva Switzerland’, ‘Twenty Five 25 Jewels’, ‘Adjusted 5 Positions and Temperature’ and the calibre is ‘1560’. The movement number is ‘13581’.

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The Strap

To complete this piece we’ve added a new, super quality, black Hirsch and Sonning Vintage Watches alligator skin strap with steel Hirsch buckle. These retail at £195.00..

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Couriering and 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.

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Service, Repair and 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

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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.

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