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Rolex Oyster Perpetual Ref. 1018 - 'Jumbo'

Sale price$3,950.00 USD

If you boil Rolex down to its purest form, what do you get?

The Rolex Oyster Perpetual. This is truly the genesis for the entire Rolex brand. The very first Rolex models were called ‘Oysters’ which was owed to their innovative three part case that all screwed into each-other. That is where the fluted bezel actually derives from, being screwed down into the top of the case to secure the crystal with a gasket - as well as the grooves on the oyster case back. All makes sense now - right?

The piece that we have here is a descendant of those early watches utilizing an water-resistant Oyster case, an automatic-winding movement, and nothing else. No frills. Purely a functional timekeeping device.

Dating to circa 1967, this Reference 1018 features a 'full size' 36mm case, similar to that of an Explorer or Datejust of the era, and is one of the rarest Oyster Perpetuals ever produced. The case itself remains in excellent condition, with even, symmetrical lugs and having seen a light polishing in its past. The sunburst silver dial within retains crisp printing, fully-intact Tritium plots, applied indices, and a matching 'stick' handset.

This is an exercise in restraint. Perfect for those seeking the legendary build quality of Rolex, but something more understated than a fluted gold bezel. Think of this then like a no-date Datejust. Cool right?

It presents great value next to its more well-known siblings, and truly represents the essence of Rolex.

Stainless Steel 1967 Automatic Dress

"As collectors themselves, Oliver and Clarke are on a mission to make buying vintage watches as painless as possible."

"The company focuses on good prices for its pieces, elite customer service and full transparency."

"The appointment-only space is inviting, with comfortable seating areas and exposed brick walls."

From Rolex & Patek Philippe, to Cartier & Audemars Piguet. As collectors first, we love the small details that separate the Submariner from Daytona and Calatrava from Royal Oak. This is why you'll find our curated assortment spans decades of generations of models and brands. We believe that watches don't just tell time, they tell history - and life is too short to wear a boring watch.

Oliver & Clarke

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