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Rolex Datejust Ref. 1603 Confetti dial

Introducing the perfect Rolex for those who love to celebrate life! This exquisite timepiece is not just a statement piece but also an embodiment of pure class and timeless elegance.

One example of the infinite nuance available in vintage Rolex that’s been receiving a lot more attention in recent years is the “confetti” dial. This rare type of dial might look black from afar (or brown in some cases), but is actually composed of specks of multiple colors. The term “confetti” refers to this unique compilation of individual colors, creating a colorful and speckled appearance when observed up close.

The lume plots have aged to a slighly warm, creamy hue, perfectly complemented by matching hands. Unlike other matte black dials, the “confetti” dial is not a defect but rather a different paint that was quite popular in the 70s, Rolex wanted a regular mat black dial, and un intendedly/unknowingly they went for this manufacturer.

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€ 6.850

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Details
Brand Rolex
Movement Automatic
Model Datejust
Diameter 36 mm
Reference 1603
Bracelet/strap: Steel
Year of production (circa) 1973
Lug Width 20 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Black
Backstory

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!

Shipping

At AWCo we put the safety of our shipments upfront at all times. Therefore, we ship all our packages insured.

We strive to promptly handle packages to minimize delays. Delivery times begin from the day of dispatch. While we make every effort to ensure smooth delivery, we cannot be held responsible for delays caused by destination customs, local duties, taxes, or lost items during transit.

Certainly, we understand that overloaded mail-order companies can also contribute to potential delays in the delivery process. Despite our best efforts, external factors beyond our control may affect shipping times. Rest assured, we remain committed to providing timely service and will work diligently to ensure your order reaches you as promptly as possible. For any inquiries or updates, feel free to reach out to us at info@awco.nl. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Brand

Rolex

Model

Reference

1603

Year of production (circa)

1973

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Black

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

36 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Steel

Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Watch only