Rolex datejust 16013Rolex datejust 16013

Rolex Datejust 16013

Rolex is a globally recognized brand with a renowned reputation. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf, the company boasts a rich heritage of crafting distinctive timepieces entirely in-house.

In the year 1977, the brand unveiled the caliber 3035, marking a significant advancement. This movement introduced the convenience of a quickset date, eliminating the need to adjust the time to reach the desired date. Concurrently, the reference number expanded from four to five digits. The showcased Datejust model is a beautiful representation of this era. Its champagne-colored dial, encircled by an 18k gold fluted bezel, exudes a radiant aura reminiscent of sunshine. The seamless blend of gold and steel in this watch exemplifies flawless craftsmanship.

Over the past couple of years, the Datejust has taken the spotlight, solidifying its status as an icon on the brink of becoming legendary. If you’re on the lookout for a vintage piece that’s distinct and carries a captivating narrative, consider exploring this particular model. We assure you, the experience will be well worth it!


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Brand Rolex
Movement Automatic
Model Datejust
Diameter 36 mm
Reference 16013
Bracelet/strap: Steel/gold
Year of production (circa) 1979
Lug Width 20 mm
Material Gold / steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Champagne

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic watch designs ever made. We try not to use the term “iconic” too liberally, but it is surely justified here. Launched back in 1945 as the Ref. 4467, the design has been only marginally updated every now and then. And it has looked fresh and current ever since.

When it comes to vintage, two generations of Datejust are particularly popular; the Ref. 16xx and the later five-digit references. The 16xx models were made from the fifties until  roughly 1978 and feature a beautifully dimensional pie-pan dial. Many of these came on folded jubilee bracelets and they did not yet feature a quickset date.

When the reference was updated to five digits around 1978, the pie-pan dial was replaced by a flat dial. The caliber was updated to now feature a quickset date. A decade later, in 1988, a new update saw the introduction of a sapphire crystal. For us, this is where vintage Datejust becomes modern Datejust.

Countless variations can be found. Different bezels, bracelets, dial colors, sizes and materials. The Datejust is one of the most beloved and versatile watches around. If you are looking for a one-watch-collection, that works equally well with shorts as it does with a three-piece suit, the Datejust is probably a pretty safe bet!


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Year of production (circa)



Gold / steel



Dial color





36 mm



Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Watch only