Rolex Yellow Gold Beta 21 “Texano” Watch Ref. 5100

Year of issue: 1971
Reference number: 5100
Condition: hardly worn
Status: sold
Dealer country: United States
Price in US $ n/a


One of the most unusual Rolex models, the "Texano" reference 5100 was released in the midst of the quartz crisis when the major Swiss watch brands were scrambling to enter the new age of watchmaking. The "Texano," as collectors named it, is a heavy, 18k gold watch with a very accurate quartz movement. The shape is certainly something different for Rolex, but this reference 5100 played an important role in the brands history while it was deciding what the future had in store for horology. 
Brand: Rolex Model: Quartz Reference: 5100 Year: 1971 Material: 18k YG Dial Color: Original Silver Dial Dimensions: 38mm Bracelet/Strap: Yellow Gold Bracelet Box/Paper: Leather Travel Case Condition: Thick Case with Signs of Original Finish SKU: 156931


Justin Gruenberg