1971 Rolex Beta 21 Texano 1st Generation Ref. 5100

Year of issue: 1971
Reference number: 5100
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Dubai
Dealer name: Tariq Malik
Price in US $ n/a


Texano      - When the Rolex Beta 5100 aka the Texano was launched in 1970 it was a technological masterpiece which was developed in partnership with a consortium of 21 companies at the Centre Electronique Horloger(CEH). The, at the time most expensive Rolex in the books featured the Beta 21 movement with a quick set date, a humongous 40mm case and the first synthetic Sapphire crystal, novelties we take for granted today. The beautifully retained case is individually numbered ‘089’. This 1st Generation example is among the first 100 pieces produced which bear the rare earlier bracelet with concealed clasp dated 2/71. According to public information only the first 300 examples (in yellow and white gold) were equipped with this 1st Generation bracelet. The bracelet remains long and will even fit larger, Texan Billionaires’ wrists.

Brand Rolex
Model Texano
Ref. No. 5100
Serial No. xxx
Year 1971
Gender Gents
Case Size 40mm
Case Very nice vintage condition case showing some wear from age. The case is well retained and free of any major dents or blemishes. The running number on the case back edge is clear and readable
Bracelet / Strap Very good matching integrated 1st Generation bracelet showing moderate stretch from age. The bracelet bears the original clasp and is dated 2/71. The bracelet seems complete and will fit even larger wrists.
Dial Excellent Champagne dial not showing any wear
Price Sold
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Quartz, Beta 21
Functions Date
Condition Very good
Box No
Papers No


Tariq Malik