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Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 1024

Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 1024

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A beautiful example of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 1024

The Genesis of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 1024 was born out of a quest for perfection, tracing its roots back to 1926 when Rolex introduced the first waterproof wristwatch called the Oyster. The innovative Oyster case was revolutionary for its time, featuring a screw-down crown, a hermetically sealed case back, and a screw-down bezel. This unique construction granted Rolex watches unparalleled durability and protection from the elements. The 'Perpetual' element was added in 1931, when Rolex introduced their first self-winding mechanism, ensuring a constant source of energy for the watch's movement.

The Dawn of the Reference 1024
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 1024 made its debut in the 1960s, combining the best of both worlds: the Oyster case and the Perpetual self-winding mechanism. This elegant timepiece featured a 34mm case, made either in stainless steel, gold, or a combination of both. Its smooth, clean lines and timeless design have made it a classic and sought-after timepiece for collectors and enthusiasts alike.

The Allure of the Dial and Calibre
The reference 1024 is characterized by its understated yet sophisticated dial design. It is adorned with simple baton hour markers and dauphine hands, exuding elegance and refined taste. The dial options vary from silver, gold, and other sunburst finishes, adding to its allure. The heart of the reference 1024 is the reliable Calibre 1570, an automatic movement that beats at 19,800 vibrations per hour and offers a 42-hour power reserve. This movement was hailed for its precision, robustness, and longevity, further cementing the 1024's status as a timeless classic.

The Versatility of Bracelet Options

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 1024 comes with a variety of bracelet options, including the Oyster, Jubilee, and President bracelets. These choices allow the wearer to personalize their timepiece according to their taste and preference. The Oyster bracelet is characterized by its flat, three-piece links and offers a sportier look, while the Jubilee bracelet, with its five-piece links, exudes a dressier, more sophisticated style. The President bracelet is renowned for its semi-circular three-piece links, providing a perfect balance between elegance and durability.

The Legacy of the Reference 1024
The Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 1024 enjoys a rich heritage as a symbol of sophistication, precision, and reliability. Its timeless design has transcended generations, maintaining its status as a highly sought-after timepiece for both seasoned collectors and newcomers to the world of luxury watches. As a testament to its enduring popularity, the reference 1024 remains an iconic piece within the Rolex lineup, even as newer models and innovations continue to emerge. Its influence can be seen in the modern Oyster Perpetual models, which continue to uphold the values of durability, precision, and elegance that the reference 1024 first introduced.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual reference 1024

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Oyster Perpetual
  • Ref.: 1024
  • Year: 1962
  • SKU: 1905


  • Movement Calibre: 1560
  • Movement Type: Automatic
  • Case Size: 34mm

Box and Papers:

  • Original Box

Condition Report

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