1966 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Taupe-Tropical Dial | Ref. 1501 | Bracelet 7205

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If you distill Rolex to its most fundamental essence, this could be the result.

Among collectors, the vintage Oysterdate is celebrated as one of the most versatile and intriguing watches, thanks to its remarkable variety of configurations. This specific timepiece is an appealing reference 1501, characterized by its engin-turned bezel.

The taupe dial has transformed into a stunning tropical light brown, showcasing varying shades depending on the light. At times, it appears deep greyish, while at others, it takes on a light brown hue, a fascinating example.


This watch is in good and honest condition. The dial exhibits minimal signs of aging and light marks. The lume on the dial and hands is fully intact with minimal deterioration.

The bracelet is in good condition and original to this watch, securely snug with a total of 11 links, suitable for wrists up to 17.5cm in circumference. 

It has been fully serviced and keeps a fantastic time.


Maker: Rolex
Model: Oyster Perpetual Date
Reference: 1501  Cal.1570, automatic
Year: 1966
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 34mm diameter; 12.5mm thickness
Crystal: Plexiglass
Lume: Tritium
Caliber: Automatic caliber 1570
Bracelet/Strap: Rolex Oyster Bracelet Ref. 7205 Endlinks 57
Box/Papers: Non

This watch was photographed on a 6.9 inch / 175mm wrist.

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