Rolex Texano Beta 21 -- Important Limited Edition Rolex
Rolex Beta 21 Texano
- Time (Hour, Minute, Central Second)
One of the few limited editions Rolex ever did -- the other was Rolex Midas. Well, and it was quite a success: the first Quartz Rolex, predecessor of the OysterQuartz, was sold in no-time when it was unveiled in 1970.
The item is impressive -- imagine one and a half QuarterPounders on your wrist -- and able to run the show / start the discussion right away: mentioning its sweeping second is one way, its optical impression is another and when all else fails -- it is humming like a bee and you can hear that. No tick but a gentle fis-like humming. The heavy gold case was made by popular case-maker Baumgartner, Geneva.
This offered timepiece is one of the first and has a serial number engraved far less than 100 -- remember, 1'000 were done in total.
It has the iconic first-batch bracelet and is in good / very good condition, just the bracelet has some signs of age and wear. But this is the sign of being one of the first ever Rolex quartz watches, since the first 250 of the 1'000 Rolex Beta21 were made with a more delicate and more complex bracelet with a single folding clasp, while the later 750 pieces got a mark 2 bracelet with a president-bracelet style clasp. However, we designed a custom-made strap of alligator leather for this archetype monolith -- the predecessor of the popular Rolex Oysterquartz --, which will be included next to the integrated heavy gold bracelet and makes it a comfortable but significant watch for everyday use and impression.
The watch seems to be unpolished and the movement is in very good condition, too.