|Model:||Oyster Perpetual – Ref 6564|
|Year:||Early 1st quarter 1957|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||34mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||40mm|
Rolex Oyster Perpetual with ref 6564 from the first quarter of 1957. The watch has a round blue dial. The watch has silver batons for each hour. The hands are in steel with “Dauphine style” and the second hand is blue. The crown has the Rolex logo. It is a screw back case with reference 6564 - dated I.59. It is engraved inside “Montres Rolex SA – Geneva – Switzerland – Patented – Stainless Steel – I 57 - 6564”. The watch has an automatic movement with caliber Rolex 1030 and 25 jewels. The watch comes with a steel oyster bracelet and a Rolex double clasp buckle.
In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf founded in London “ Wilsdorf & Davis” a wholesaler company. The same year, he signed a contract to distribute the Aegler wristwatches brand in UK. In 1908, he creates his own brand called “Rolex” abbreviation of “Rolling Export”. In 1914, Wilsdorf won a class “A” rating certificate from the Kew observatory in England. In 1914, “Les Fils de jean Aegler become Rolex Watch Co. Aegler SA, Manufacture d’Horlogerie”. In 1920, Wilsdorf founded “Montres Rolex SA” in Geneva. In 1926, he patented a watchcase with a screw down crown. In 1927 the “Oyster” was born when Mercedes Gleitze crossed the Channel in 15 hours and 15 minutes. In 1931, came the “Perpetual”, then the “Datejust” in 1945. Since 2000, Rolex makes its own movements and produce over 700,000 watches a year many being iconic like the Daytona, Submariner or the Prince to name a few.
Automatic movement with sweeps second with caliber Rolex 1030 with 25 jewels.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 34mm
Length including lugs: 40mm