1959 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Uncommon Vintage Mens Ref. 5552 Watch with Tropical Dial - Stainless Steel


Item No. 6479H

Today's offering showcases this uncommon and original Rolex Oyster Perpetual model #6564 encased in stainless steel. The very cool gilt letter dial is slightly "tropical," transitioning from black to very dark brown. The dial is slightly more brown than the photos seem to suggest.

Its original gold markers, hands, dress it up more than an all-steel Oyster Perpetual.

In constitution similar to a Datejust model except without the date display and with a slightly smaller diameter - 34mm instead of 36mm - the Oyster Perpetual clearly demonstrates the qualities associated with Rolex watches: precision, reliability, durability, and class.

Its no date dial and understated case give it a really pleasing and clean classic style. It is powered by the renowned Caliber 1030 officially certified chronometer movement with "butterfly rotor."

We purchased an impressive collection of sixteen special Pateks and Rolexes including this one from a doctor who was a collector's collector - a gentleman with tremendous knowledge, discerning taste, and a disciplined eye for detail. Each watch has an original buckle and many have original boxes.

We were fortunate to acquire it in such pleasing original condition with fully Rolex parts. The untouched tropical dial gives it a very pleasing vintage look.

It is fully original down to the dial, hands, and winding crown. Its case presents very nicely on the wrist.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new crocodile strap and it has a Rolex buckle making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year international warranty on the movement and its function, a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate attesting to its performance.

  • Manufacturer: Rolex
  • Country of origin: Switzerland
  • Model: Oyster Perpetual, Reference 6564
  • Serial number: 436,441
  • Year built: c. 1959
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Automatic, Date, Sweep Seconds
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: Stainless steel
  • Case condition: Its presents very nicely. The finish is better than near mint and it shows moderate signs of having been polished.
  • Dimensions: 34mm diameter, 13mm thick
  • Dial: Black aged to a "tropical" very dark brown, gilt lettering, applied gold baton indexes, outer minute/second division, beautiful condition. The dial is slightly more brown than the photos seem to suggest.
  • Hands: Original, gold faceted "dauphines" with gold seconds
  • Movement type: Cal. 1030, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock-absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring
  • Movement markings: Montres Rolex S.A. Geneve, Swiss, Twenty-Six (26) Jewels, Adjusted 5 Positions, 1030
  • Jewels: 26 rubies
  • Band: Crocodile, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn with Rolex buckle
  • Width between lugs: 19mm
  • Crystal type: Acrylic, 'cyclops' magnifying date window, vintage/original, very good condition. Slight wear around the edge visible only with magnification
  • Note: The crystal is not cracked despite what one of the photos seems to suggest
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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