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- A RARE HEAVY YELLOW GOLD ELECTRONIC WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET
REF 5100 CASE 039 NO 590 CIRCA 1976
- yellow gold
- dimensions 40 x 39 mm thickness 13 mm bracelet circumference 175 mm
• cal. Beta 21 quartz movement, 13 jewels • champagne dial, applied baton indexes, luminescent dots and hands, outer minute and 1/5 second divisions, magnified aperture for date at 3 • 18k yellow gold tonneau shaped case, fluted bezel, snap-on case back • case, dial and movement signed • with tapered 18k yellow gold Rolex bracelet with folding buckle
Introduced in 1970, the reference 5100, was so popular that the first series was completely sold out. Its design was completely revolutionary with its angular shape Oyster case. It was also the first Rolex to have a sapphire crystal and the quick date change mechanism. Designed to be made in very limited series, each Rolex Quartz is engraved with the limited edition number, the present one is No. 590 and was sold by the Rolex agent, Artland Watch Co. Ltd, Hong Kong, 19 May 1976.