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Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601
There are Datejusts and there are Datejusts… This piece is one of those Datejusts you don’t encounter too often. A fine vintage piece with astonishing looks and the right story.
This vintage Datejust is made out of stainless steel and is equipped with the original and elegant Jubilee bracelet. A fluted bezel, and a pie pan dial, all part of the iconic design, beautiful but not that special right? The dial is what makes this such a nice piece.
The grey sunburst dial was an alternative colorway at the time and was picked way less than the traditional silver or champagne-colored dials. Therefore alternative colorways are much more desirable nowadays and this grey dial is one of the prettiest we’ve seen.
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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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