Let's take a dip in the past, now not so recent, to remember how forty years ago the quartz also dictated law among the prestigious brands. Even replica Patek Philippe had adopted electronic movements in several of his models !!! From replica Audemars Piguet through Jaeger-la-Coultre, and finally to replica watches Vacheron Constantin, everyone had converted to this technology. Dark years.
Rolex entered the C.E.H. (Center Elettronique Horologère) in order to realize the dream of many: the quartz replica watch.
The first model came to light in 1970 with an 18k yellow gold case and very few examples in white gold.
Around 1977 the Maison equips its Oysterquartz with a hybrid movement, half mechanical and half electronic.
The 17000 reference in its elegance of the unique square-shaped Oyster is today a model that constantly rises in value year after year. Identical in the forms to the very rare 1530 that mounts however an automatic caliber 1570.
It would not be surprising if the replica rolex withdrew these sharp shapes out of the drawer in a few years. Milgauss docet.