Continuing the trend of fabric inspired Rolex dials is the mosaic dial, which is also known to many passionate collectors as the "Shantung" dial. This name also corresponds with a type of silk fabric which traces its origins back to the eastern Chinese province of Shandong, renowned worldwide for their role in the popularization and development of silk fabrics. Its staggered appearance also earns it the mosaic title, given its similarity to how mosaic tiles are stacked in many scenarios that differentiate this dial variant against the Linen dials.
The Shantung or Mosaic dial is rarer than the linen dial, seeing as it's only found on a handful of references within the Oyster Perpetual family, in addition to the Datejust. Because of this, such dials will often command a greater premium if preserved in a way that satisfies the scrupulous demands of seasoned collectors. This added degree of rarity also makes examples configured like such noteworthy investments, as Rolex wonÕt be making more any time soon.
Material: Stainless steel with white gold bezel
Caliber: Automatic-winding caliber 1570
Bracelet/Strap: Stainless Steel 6251H bracelet
Lug Width: 20mm
This watch is in exceptional condition for a watch in the 1970s. The case have some light scratches throughout. the rare fabric dial is understated yet elegant with incredible with a full set of lume plots. The bracelet is also well preserved with some slight stretch and scratches.