Rolex “The Precision black Sector Dial ref 2563”

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1930’s

Reference number: 2563

Serial number: 022xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Extraordinary example of the ultra-rare Rolex steel 2563 made in 1930’s. Its amazing black radium sector dial combined with the oversized lugs makes it a real emblem of men’s elegance. This specimen is the one also published on  “100 Superlative Rolex Watches” by John Goldberger and sold at Christie’s Auction on November 2006. Mov: cal 9  3/4''' Box & Papers: none  


Corrado Mattarelli


Rolex first concentrated on the quality of the movements. The relentless quest for chronometric precision rapidly led to success. In 1910, a Rolex watch was the first wristwatch in the world to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, granted by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne. Four years later, in 1914, Kew Observatory in Great Britain awarded a Rolex wristwatch a class “A” precision certificate, a distinction which until that point in time had been reserved exclusively for marine chronometers. From that date forward, the Rolex wristwatch was synonymous with precision.