Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 1018 Black Gilt Dial circa 1962


Scarce black gilt dial Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 1018 36mm diameter model serial # 1.02 million circa 1964. with black gilt dial. At 36mm, it is larger than the 34mm Oyster Perpetual ref 1002, and is the same size and similar configuration as the popular ref 1016 Explorer 1, and is sometimes passed off as a 1016 when fitted with an Explorer dial and hands. With smooth bezel and acrylic crystal and very pleasing original gloss black silver gilt print dial with applied silver indexes and tapered silver hands. Powered by chronometer rated calibre 1560 self winding movement with sweep seconds and case back date code of 1/64.

Fully serviced and and offered with our 1 year warrantee of accurate time keeping and operation. Offered on a distressed leather strap for a great vintage look.

The 1018 model is often overlooked and treated as the more common and smaller case size 1002 Oyster Perpetual. The 1018 is 36mm diameter versus 34mm for the 1002, and takes a 20mm (versus 19mm) strap. The 1018 dial configuration is another characteristic of this model’s DNA. The 3/6/9 indexes (like the 1016 Explorer’s) are distinct from the other indexes, and are always a pair of applied indexes while the remaining are all single indexes. This is the case on all 1018’s that we have seen, which helps us spot this model in a sea of 34mm models.

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