ROLEX DATE REF. 1511 GILT DIAL WITH BRACELET
The Rolex Date reference 1511, a highly uncommon timepiece crafted by Rolex in the 1960s and 1970s, stands out with its distinctive linen-textured bezel, setting it apart from the more common Date reference 1503 with a fluted bezel. Produced in limited quantities, the reference 1511 was a rather extravagant addition to Rolex’s lineup during that period. While the linen-textured bezel was also featured in other Rolex references like 1811 (Day-Date) and 1611 (Datejust), the 1511 is a rarer find, with fewer examples manufactured. Additional notable features include the 1575 caliber, a three-piece caliber, and the acrylic crystal.
The present example of Rolex Date 1511 is an exceptionally rare and special version, boasting unique features that enhance its rarity and collectability. Notably, it showcases a stunning black gilt dial with tritium hour markers. Another exceptional aspect is the beautifully matching linen-textured bracelet, adding an enchanting and luxurious aesthetic to the watch. Very few 1511 Date watches feature this distinctive bracelet, making this particular piece highly sought after. Worn on the wrist, the watch is a striking timepiece, with a deep black gilt dial, gold lettering, a superbly patinated gold case, and an unstretched bracelet, making it stand out among other Date models. The overall condition is impeccable, with a flawless dial, likely unpolished case displaying deep hallmarks and exquisite oxidation, and a bracelet showing no signs of stretch. The caliber operates flawlessly, contributing to the watch’s exceptional appeal.
34mm Diameter, Serial Number 1,901,XXX, Year 1969.