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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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Model Name/Type

Oyster Perpetual

Man's / Lady's


Model/Case Ref#


Case Serial #




Case Metal

Stainless Steel






signed Rolex crown

Dial & Hands

original silver dial

Movement Type

Self Winding

Movement Caliber

calibre 1570 chronometer rated

Date Function


Strap / Bracelet

distressed leather vintage style

Strap / Bracelet Size


Country of Origin


Box / Papers





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There is no watch brand more associated with quality, prestige, luxury, success, and social status than Rolex. Founded in the UK in 1908 and soon relocated to Switzerland, Rolex is credited with countless technical advances in time keeping accuracy, the introduction in 1928 of the water and dust resistant “Oyster” case, and in 1933, the perfection of the self winding “Perpetual” movement. With sponsorship of sporting events as wide reaching as the America’s cup, to the Daytona 500, golf and tennis tournaments, and expeditions to the far reaches of the world, Rolex has always promoted it’s brand as an icon of success, achievement, and conquest. With popular “tool” watches such as the diver’s Submariner or Seadweller, the Aviator’s dual time zone GMT, the spelunker’s 24 hour Explorer, or the auto racer’s Daytona, Rolex has created loyal followings for the sports minded man. And the dressy Datejust and Presidential models, once the CEO’s trademark timepiece, are now much sought after by both men and woman as a luxury fashion statement. Whether vintage Rolex or more contemporary, your choice of a Rolex will always be a good choice.

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Rolex Oyster Perpetual ref 1018 Black Gilt Dial circa 1962


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