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Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 Sigma

This watch is a must-have for any watch collection, regardless of gender, and is perfect for sharing as well. Its timeless design comes remarkably close to perfection. With a size that’s both appealing and understated, made from durable stainless steel, and possessing a vintage charm, this timepiece has a long and promising future ahead.

Even though this beauty is sized at 36 mm, it retains its original elegance from the time it was first sold in 1976. Its stunning condition is a testament to its enduring appeal, and the silver sunburst dial still retains its light hue, lending the watch a fresh and modern appearance. The hour markers and indices on the dial are meticulously crafted from 18k white gold, which earns it the distinction of a “sigma dial,” denoted by the sigma symbol at the 6 o’clock position. It’s all in the details, after all. The fluted bezel remains sharply defined, adding a harmonious touch to the dial’s aesthetics.

If you wish to explore this Datejust model among a plethora of other exquisite timepieces, we invite you to visit our store located in Amsterdam’s Reestraat.

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Brand Rolex
Diameter 36 mm
Model Datejust
Bracelet/strap: Steel
Reference 1601
Lug Width 20 mm
Year of production (circa) 1976
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Silver
Movement Automatic

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)




Dial color





36 mm



Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Watch only