ROLEX OYSTER PERPETUAL 116000 BOX & PAPER
Fine stainless steel self winding wristwatch with “red grape” dial. Box and papers.
- Technical datas
After having solved the problem of reliability, Hans Wilsdorf then began to work on the second defect of the wristwatches at this time: dust and humidity infiltrating under the dial and through the crown damaging the movement. In response, the brand developed and produced the Oyster model in November 1926: the first water-resistant watch with a revolutionary crown.
In 1927, a young British swimmer crosses The Channel with a Rolex Oyster on her wrist, despite the mistreatment the watch works perfectly after the exploit. An advertisement that will go all around the world and Rolex as precursor will become one of the favorite brands of the general public.
The proposed model is an Oyster perpetual reference 116000 in perfect condition, a chic and elegant sports watch that represents the timeless basis of the iconic models of the brand.
It is a round stainless steel case of 36 mm diameter with screwed crown and case back. Magnificent “red grape” dial with applied stick indexes. Straight hands and central second hand. Self-winding mechanical movement certified chronometer. Oyster stainless steel bracelet.
This 2016 model is the most classic watch in the Rolex range, an exemplary watch that is easy to wear in all circumstances. A mixed watch that will delight its next owner.
It is proposed with its original box and papers.