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Rolex Datejust Ref.16263 Turn-o-Graph B+P

This men’s Rolex 16263 transcends the boundaries of a traditional DateJust watch. It’s also known as the “Thunderbird” or “Turn-o-Graph,” representing a pivotal piece of Rolex watch history. Originally released in the 1950s, the Thunderbird was the pioneering Rolex model to introduce a rotating timing ring and the first Rolex sports watch to feature a two-tone finish.

The watch proudly showcases the iconic Cyclops date at the 3 o’clock mark, complemented by yellow gold Roman numeral hour markers and Tritium lume plots on the dial. Safeguarded by sapphire crystal and a screw-down crown, it guarantees years of dependable performance from the automatic cal. 3135 movement.

Complete with its original box and papers, and adorned with a 36mm Oyster case, an 18K bidirectional rotating bezel, and a steel/gold Oyster bracelet with a classic folding clasp, this timepiece not only offers exceptional comfort but also exudes timeless elegance. Additional, it comes with the original box and papers!

€ 7.150

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Brand Rolex
Movement Automatic
Model Datejust
Diameter 36 mm
Reference 16263
Bracelet/strap: Steel/gold
Year of production (circa) 1991
Lug Width 20 mm
Material Gold / steel
Set Content Original box & papers
Crystal Sapphire
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Grey

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

Original box & papers