Tropical 1967 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual Date (Ref. 1501) Gilt Non-Luminous Dial

1963 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date (Ref. 1501)

Boasting one of the most unique and exceptionally stunning gilt dials we've ever seen, this 1967 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual Date ref. 1501 is truly a sight to behold. The original non-luminous dial is the ideal canvas for the abstract amalgamation of dark brown, tan, and gold tropical patinas that seem almost perfectly placed around the dial.

This beautiful timepiece would make either a great start for a new vintage collector, or a great addition to an expanding collection. Providing a classic feel while bringing unmatched style to the wrist.


Stock # RLXOP1501-67
Brand Rolex
Style Oyster-Perpetual Date
Model 1501
Serial 17XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Tropical Gilt
Millimeters 34
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap


The robust and potentially unpolished case retains very thick and symmetrical lugs that display crisp factory finishing and dimensions throughout with gentle signs of honest use. The stainless steel engine-turned bezel does remain unpolished and features crisp finishing and minimal signs of previous use. The case back retains its original factory finishing and dimensions. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.


The original non-luminous gilt dial is a genuine work of art and has achieved an exceptionally beautiful and vibrant tropical patina that is even throughout the dial. Given the patina the dial has achieved, subtle yet expected elements of age are present, but do nothing to detract from the overall presentation of the dial. The original solid steel hands feature gentle oxidation and are in excellent overall condition. The metallic date wheel is original with "closed" 6's and 9's which is correct for this era.


None. The watch is keeping time, backed by our 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.

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