About this watch

The Rolex Oysterquartz is the only Rolex Oyster ever produced with a quartz movement, like all Rolex’s they didn’t do things by halves, these watches had one of the most robust and high-end quartz movements ever developed. Rolex took five years to develop the 5055 movement for this watch and produced the Oysterquartz in very small number from 1977 until circa 2002.

In totality over 25 years they made less than 25000 watches, a fraction of the production numbers of their mechanical brethren. Not only did the Oysterquartz have a unique movement but the 36mm stainless steel case design and bracelet were specific to the watch, being used for only a tiny production run of mechanical watches otherwise exclusively on the Oysterquartz.

So sturdy was the Oysterquartz that is accompanied Reinhold Messner to Everest and Wally Herbert on two arctic expeditions. 

This 17014A model was produced in 2000 and has the crisp white dial decorated by applied roman numerals

 A future classic and an appreciating asset this the perfect combination of style and sports watch and is one of the only Rolex models you are highly unlikely to see anyone else wearing.

This piece is in stock and ready for worldwide shipping.

Our stock number 1245

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