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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference 1501 Date 18k Gold, 1972

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference 1501 Date 18k Gold, 1972

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A stunning 18k Gold example of the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Reference 1501 Date

The Birth of a Classic

Discover the subtle allure of the vintage Rolex Date Reference 1501 – a lesser-known gem compared to the iconic Datejust models, yet just as captivating. This Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date boasts a unique character, accentuated by the engine-turned bezel that infuses a touch of flair into its refined design. The impeccably preserved dial adds depth and dimension which combines perfectly with the elegant gold case to create a truly timeless and sophisticated piece. 

The Engine-Turned Bezel

One of the most distinguishing features of this Oyster Perpetual Reference 1501 Date is its engine-turned bezel. This intricate pattern, reminiscent of the guilloché techniques used in traditional watchmaking, added an extra layer of sophistication to the timepiece. The engine-turned bezel was available in both stainless steel and gold, allowing for further personalisation.

The Heart of the Timepiece

The Calibre 1570, an automatic movement with 26 jewels, powers this Oyster Perpetual Reference 1501 Date. Known for its precision and reliability, the Calibre 1570 featured a free-sprung Nivarox hairspring and Microstella regulating system, allowing for fine-tuning of the movement's accuracy. Additionally, the hacking feature, which stopped the seconds hand when the crown was pulled out, made it easy to synchronise the watch with another time source.

The Collectible Status

Over the years, the Oyster Perpetual Reference 1501 Date has become a highly sought-after collectible. It's timeless design, exceptional craftsmanship, and wide range of dial and bezel options make it an ideal choice for both casual watch enthusiasts and serious collectors. With vintage Rolex watches continuing to rise in value, the Reference 1501 Date remains an attractive investment for those looking to own a piece of horological history.

A Lasting Legacy

As the Oyster Perpetual Reference 1501 Date continues to captivate collectors and enthusiasts alike. For a classic gold vintage Rolex with a distinctive twist, don't let this exceptional timepiece slip away.

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Key Information

Oyster Perpetual Reference 1501 Date Gold, 1972

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Oyster Perpetual Date
  • Ref.: 1501
  • Year: 1972
  • SKU: 1904


  • Movement Calibre: 1570
  • Movement Type: Automatic
  • Case Size: 34mm

Box and Papers:

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Condition Report

Condition Report: Presented in excellent vintage condition. The beautiful textured dial remains in excellent condition as do the hands. The case too is free from significant damage. There is a personal inscription to the case back. The watch has just returned from a full service. The watch is fitted to a gold Oyster bracelet.

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