Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Rose

A Rolex Datejust is extremely desirable in any guise. But in 18k rose gold? We love it!

We are proud to present a Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 with a silver dial and extremely rare rose gold case and matching jubilee bracelet. If you have never seen one before, that makes perfect sense; You do not run into these on a daily basis. In fact, you do not run into these on a yearly basis either!

This mesmerizing DJ is surprisingly light, to a large extent thanks to the hollow bracelet. This means you get the amazing looks of a gold Rolex, without the associated uneven biceps. But rest assured, there is still a very, very substantial chunk of gold that went into this watch. The rose gold theme continues on the dial and in the handset. Of course the crown is rose gold as well. Just like you would want it to be.

This is a rare find. It is one of those watches that can grab you and never let go. So don’t miss out. It may take years to get another opportunity.

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Year of production (circa)



18k Rose gold



Dial color





36 mm



Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Watch only

Brand Rolex
Movement Automatic
Model Datejust
Diameter 36 mm
Reference 1601
Bracelet/strap: Gold
Year of production (circa) 1970
Lug Width 20 mm
Material 18k Rose gold
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Silver

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!

Of course it is of the utmost importance to get your purchase to your doorstep safely. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured worldwide.
We do our best to handle packages as soon as possible. This could take a max. of 3 working days. Note that the delivery times commence the day of dispatch.
Unfortunately, we cannot be held responsible for any delays caused by destination customs clearance processes, local duties and taxes, and items that are lost in transit. 
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