1971 Rolex Two-Tone Oyster-Perpetual Date (Ref. 1512) "Zephyr"
The Rolex "Zephyr" is a style of vintage Oyster-Perpetual and Oyster-Perpetual Date watches that sport 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 usually-seen applied markers. In addition to the dial, the Zephyr bezels feature unique adnorments not seen on other Rolex models, making the Rolex Zephyr and eclectic favorite amongst collectets for its stylish approach and limited production numbers.
|Style||Oyster-Perpetual Date "Zephyr"|
|Material||SS / 14K YG|
|Bracelet||Rolex 7835 Two-Tone Oyster-Rivet Bracelet|
The lightly polished case retains very thick and symmetrcial lugs that exhibit no major signs of use. The original 14k yellow gold "Zephyr" bezel is also in excellent condition and retains its it's factory finishing. The case retains its original Rolex 7835 two-tone Oyster rivet bracelet, retaining 11 links that show normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet.
The stylish and charming "Zephyr" dial offers a tasteful mid-century aesthetic with its simple yet intentional crosshair design. The dial itself is exceptionally well-preserved as no notable signs of age or damage are present. The tritium lume plots have aged to a lovely golden coloration, under U.V. light inspection some on the plots display very minor degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.