The Rolex Oysterquartz
The quartz journey of Rolex began in 1952 and ended about 50 years later. During this time, several patents were filed and a wide variety of battery powered models were produced. Some of the watches only reached the prototype phase, such as the LED Rolex with caliber 7065 and the Perpetual Calendar with caliber 5335 and 5355. Rolex first battery powered watch offered for sale, the Rolex Quartz with caliber Beta21 was also the first Rolex fitted with a saphire crystal and the second, and so far last, model to be produced in a limited edition.
And then there was the Rolex Oysterquartz, which was featured in the Rolex catalogs from the late 70's until the early 2000's both in Datejust and Day-Date configurations.
Even though the watch was available for over 30 years, it's popularity was extremely low resulting in a mere 25 000 Oysterquartz watches ever being produced. This makes the Oysterquartz one of the rarest Rolex watches available for sale.
While information on the Rolex Oysterquartz in litterature and on the web has been very limited, www.oysterquartz.watch was created by two friends, collectors and experts to take on the role of being the world's only complete source of information about the Rolex Oysterquartz.