For Sale: A stunning vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 1003 in stainless steel with a horizontally brushed blue dial. Blue dials from this period are uncommon but a brushed blue dial is almost never seen, possibly as rare or even rarer than the mosaic dials from the same era. It is also beautiful and dynamic, changing from a dark blue to a medium blue-purple depending on ambient lighting. The watch comes on a period correct Rolex stretch rivet bracelet that will fit up to a 7.75″ wrist. A great addition to any collection, be it a new collector starting to look at Rolex or a seasoned collector looking for something truly beautiful and rare.
Condition: This example is in very good and authentic condition. Dial, hands, case, caseback, movement and crown are authentic Rolex. Blue dials from this era typically see a lot of deterioration but this one is very nice barring some slight deterioration on the bottom edge, and that too is pretty much hidden when on the wrist. The automatic caliber has recently received a clean, oil and regulation and runs smoothly, keeps accurate time and is mechanically sound (please check movement and timegrapher pictures). The crystal was just replaced by my watchmaker. Ref and serial # are clearly legible on the case.
Model: Oyster Perpetual
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 34mm diameter; 12mm thick
Caliber: Automatic Rolex caliber 1570
Bracelet/Strap: Rolex stretch rivet oyster bracelet
Lug Width: 19mm
Dial: Rare Blue Brushed Dial