Rolex Beta21 'Texano' -- Important Limited Edition Rolex
Rolex Beta 21, 'The 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 watch 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. By the way, the heavy gold case was made by popular case-maker Baumgartner, Geneva and it has developed a warm butter-colored patina.
This offered timepiece is one of the first and has a serial number engraved less than 33 -- remember, 1'000 were done in total. So, it is a rare gem and a horological important Rolex, the watch that started quartz movements at all and OysterQuartz especially.
This timepiece has the iconic first-batch bracelet and is in good / very good condition. 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.
The movement is in very good condition after our service.