2000 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 Blue Arabic
Ref: 15200

2000 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 Blue Arabic
2000 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 Blue Arabic
2000 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 Blue Arabic
2000 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 Blue Arabic
2000 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 Blue Arabic
2000 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 Blue Arabic
2000 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 Blue Arabic
2000 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 Blue Arabic
2000 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 Blue Arabic
Regular price
Sold
Sale price
$3,994.00
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Specification

Reference : 15200
Movement : Automatic Rolex Cal. 3135
Age : 1991/2000
Specific Age : Circa. 2000
Case Size : 34mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 42.5mm
Lugs : 
19mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its original Rolex box, no Rolex paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original 19mm Rolex Oyster bracelet and a signed folding clasp, all links are included. The watch is from Circa. 2000 and is being sold in a worn condition as shown in the provided photographs. A case and bracelet refurbishment can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ueWj10sqI5odFBej0lZ58CY4Afshs8UO?usp=share_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 5:09 - https://youtu.be/_DNFDq7XGD0


The Watch

Here we have a¬† 2000 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date 15200 Blue Arabic which has a curvaceous 34mm 316L stainless steel Oyster case with polished and brushed surfaces, gently sloping lugs elegantly taper to a lug-to-lug length of 42.5mm and a case thickness of 11.5mm ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side, is a signed screw-down crown. A bevelled polished bezel holds a flat scratch-resistant sapphire crystal above a striking sunburst blue dial, an outer minute track with fine applied Arabic 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 and applied rounded baton indexes mark the hours. At 3 o‚Äôclock a cyclops magnification above the date window. Broad baton hands have LumiNova infill and are complimented by a tapered sweeping seconds hand.¬†At 12 o‚Äôclock we have the Rolex motif ‚ÄúRolex Oyster Perpetual Date‚ÄĚ printed underneath and at 6 o‚Äôclock ‚ÄúSuperlative Chronometer Officially Certified‚ÄĚ.¬†On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back, inside an automatic Rolex calibre 3135, 31 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, it is fitted with a Parachrom hairspring, making it much more resistant to shocks and temperature variations. The watch comes fitted on its original 19mm Rolex Oyster stainless steel bracelet with its Rolex-signed clasp; all links are provided and the watch comes with its Rolex presentation box.


Personal Note

As a proud owner of a 34mm Rolex 6694, I can safely say that for my 7-inch wrist, I find these smaller cases perfect! This 15200 features a wonderful dial that truly stands out and offers something slightly different to the norm we are used to within Rolex. If you are unsure about 34mm for your wrist, book an appointment and come try it on for yourself!


The Brand

In 1905, German-born Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis set up a company in London that imported Swiss movements which were installed in British cases and sold to jewellers who put their names on the dials. Recognising the potential for their brand, Wilsdorf created the brand name Rolex in 1908. In 1910, a Rolex became the first wristwatch to carry the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, awarded by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne, Switzerland. Demand for Rolex watches rose swiftly, and British taxes on the Swiss movements Rolex used prompted Wilsdorf to move the business to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1919. With production costs lowered, Wilsdorf quickly set out to solve the age-old problem of moisture and dust entering a watch case and damaging the movement. The Rolex watchmakers came up with a fully sealed watch case, which Wilsdorf named the Oyster, and released to an appreciative audience in 1926. In 1931, Rolex introduced the first automatic winding wristwatch, giving it the legendary name Oyster Perpetual. In 1945, they released the Datejust which was the first watch to have the date jump instantaneously at midnight. The 1950s saw a whole lot of releases such as the Air-King (1958), the Explorer (1953), the Submariner (1953), the GMT Master (1955), the Day-Date (1956), the electromagnetic field resistant Milgauss (1956), the Lady-Datejust (1957) and the first Deep Sea model (1960). Wilsdorf’s death in 1960, saw ownership of Rolex S.A. (a collection of sub-companies) passed to the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation which was founded by Wilsdorf in 1945, the mission of which is simply to sustain Rolex S.A. indefinitely.