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Rolex Datejust Ref. 16234
“Every Rolex tells story.”
This slogan holds true, especially when it comes to the vintage Rolex timepieces we offer. Each watch has numerous stories to share, adding to their profound beauty.
The Datejust we present encompasses all the classic features expected from a Datejust model: a 36 mm size, automatic movement, and a date display. The bezel, crafted from exquisite 18 karat white gold, bestows an additional radiance upon the already luminous white dial. What makes this dial truly exceptional is the harmonious combination of hands and markers, enhancing its overall elegance.
Now, as you embark on the next chapter of this Datejust’s journey, we invite you to ponder and share: What stories will this remarkable timepiece tell in your hands?
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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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