Rolex Oyster "Veriflat", Officially Certified Chronometer, Ref. 6512, thin, water-resistant, 18K yellow gold gentleman's wristwatch.
Case: Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, screwed-down case back and crown, inclined bezel, concave lugs.
Dial: Matte silver with applied yellow gold baton indexes and luminous dots, subsidiary seconds. Luminous gold "dauphine" hands.
Cal. 1000, rhodium-plated, "oeil-de-perdrix" decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to temperatures and 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring. Dial, case and movement signed
Diameter: 35mm Thickness: 8mm
In 1954 Rolex introduced the "Veriflat" model. A thin (at 9mm) dress watch in 18k yellow gold, the Veriflat contains the caliber 1000 movement. This movement, with 18 jewels, was the first movement that Rolex manufactured entirely from scratch.
Despite this innovation, the Veriflat (and its sister model the Verislim) did not sell well and was only released in limited quantities. Its rarity cannot be exaggerated. Nevertheless, with its elegant lines and crisp, uncluttered dial (reminiscent of the Rolex Cellini or the Patek Philippe Calatrava), it remains a highly sought-after addition to any vintage collection.