1968 Rolex Oyster-Perpetual Date (Ref. 1510) 18k YG "Zephyr Date"
The Rolex Zephyr is a particular style of vintage Oyster Perpetual and Oyster Perpetual Date watch that sports a distinct dial design and bezel style. The Zephyr dial features a cross-hair motif that divides the dial into four different sections and also lacks the more commonly seen applied markers.
Most Rolex "Zephyr" models are oyster perpetual making the Zephyer Date examples like this Ref. 1510 rare and very seldomly seen. The Rolex Ref 1510 in yellow gold offers a unique dappled finish to the bezel, which in this specific example is in outstanding condition. The non-luminous champagne crosshair or Zephyr dial is in flawless condition making this example worthy of the most discerning collector.
|Style||Oyster-Perpetual Date "Zephyr"|
|Material||18K Yellow Gold|
|Bracelet||2pc Handmade Leather Strap|
The 18k yellow gold case is in remarkable condition, the thick and symmetrical lugs, strong finishing, and flush lug holes lead us to believe the case remains unpolished but shows honest signs of light use. The unique 18k yellow gold "Zephyr" bezel is unpolished and in excellent condition, showing only very minimal signs of use. The reference and serial numbers remain visible between the lugs. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The non-luminous and mega-stylish "Zephyr" dial provides an exquisite mid-century aesthetic with its simple yet intentional crosshair design. The dial itself is in superb original condition and shows only minimal signs of age while the text and dial printing all remain clean and in excellent condition. The original non-luminous hands are in excellent condition, the hour hand shows some mild oxidation. The date wheel is era correct with closed 6's and 9's.
None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.