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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref 1501 blue radial dial, 1971

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date ref 1501 blue radial dial, 1971

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Maker: Rolex
Model: Oyster Perpetual
Reference: 1501
Year: 1971
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 34 mm diameter; 12 mm thickness
Crystal: plexiglass
Lume: Yes, tritium
Caliber: Caliber 1570 automatic-winding movement
Bracelet/Strap: original Rolex steel oyster bracelet reference 73350-19 with end-links 557
Serviced: yes, June 2024. Currently running at +7.8 s/d
Lug Width: 19 mm
Box/Papers: None

The Oyster Perpetual, a paragon of Rolex horological excellence, remains an enduring favorite among both novices and seasoned collectors alike. In this instance, we showcase a rare blue radial dial elevating the watch's intrinsic charm. Noticeably, this dial differs significantly with minute marks extending unusually far into the center, a feature uncommonly found on similar models. Referred to as the radial dial, this variant is exceedingly rare, produced by Rolex in very limited numbers.

Another defining feature of this vintage Rolex OP is the engine-turned bezel, a subtle yet impactful embellishment that bestows character upon the timepiece without disrupting its inherently clean lines. Despite its more than 50-year tenure, this Rolex Oyster Perpetual stands as a testament to enduring design, looking as resplendent today as it did when it was produced in 1971.

This Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 1501 from 1971 is in overall excellent condition. Although the case was likely polished in the past, it retains full thick lugs with its beautiful oyster case lines in great shape. The original blue radial dial is in beautiful condition with no blemishes or discoloration. The lume plots are all full and developed a nice cream colored patina. The original hands shows some aging consistent with its age. The Oyster bracelet continues to prove that it is one of the most comfortable bracelets. It is in great condition for its age and has just minor stretch. The numbers between both sets of lugs are clearly visible. The case, dial, movement, crown, and bracelet are all signed by Rolex. The bracelet can fit up to a 17.5 cm wrist.

The movement was serviced in June 2024 is currently running at +7.8 second/day at the upright position. It comes with a 3 month movement warranty from us.

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