Rolex Zephyr 14K Gold/SS ref. #1008 Item #2611 Price $3850
This C-1966 2nd generation Rolex “Zephyr” (ref. #1008) is 100% original and includes its original Chronometer Certificate and Rolex Guarantee. They tested this watch for an entire month from December of 1966 into January of 1967. What makes the certificate so wonderful is the test results were filled in by hand. Wonderful document and very rare! This was back when a Chronometer Certificate really meant something. Paired with the original Rolex Guarantee with matching serial numbers, again filled out by hand and stamped by the dealer. It just doesn’t get any better!
It’s housed in a 34mm stainless steel Oyster case with a solid 14K Gold, faceted “Astral” bezel. The dial finish is all original with straight grained silver background and a perfectly centered crosshair. The markers are simple original tritium luminous dots, giving the dial the appearance of a much larger watch on your wrist. The gold/luminous dauphine style hands are also all original and in wonderful vintage condition.
It’s powered by Rolex’s own caliber 1570, a chronometer-grade automatic movement with 26 jewels. The watch is running strong and keeping very good time. It has been serviced, during which we disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned the case. We did do a tiny bit of refinishing to the case. That is really all that was needed. We paired the watch with one of our best genuine crocodile straps, handmade in Italy.