Rolex datejust ref 16013Rolex datejust ref 16013

Rolex Datejust Ref. 16013

A two-tone Rolex Datejust usually comes on a Jubilee bracelet. This one does not. It rocks an Oyster and it does it very well!

This is a Ref. 16013, indicating it comes with a quickset date caliber and acrylic crystal. Its gold dial, gold fluted bezel and partly polished Oyster bracelet give this example some major wrist presence.

We often talk about beautifully discoloured lume. Late tritium Datejusts, however, sometimes come with super stable tritium that has remained bright white. Almost to the point where you would think this was a LumiNova service handset. It is not. This is just bright white tritium, which provides a very cool contrast with the warm gold dial. As much as wel love our vanilla, custard and pumpkin lume tones, bright white has its own unique charm. And boy, it works here!

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Brand

Rolex

Model

Reference

16013

Year of production (circa)

1988

Material

Steel & gold

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Champagne

Movement

Automatic

Diameter

36 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Steel/gold

Lug Width

20 mm

Details
Brand Rolex
Movement Automatic
Model Datejust
Diameter 36 mm
Reference 16013
Bracelet/strap: Steel/gold
Year of production (circa) 1988
Lug Width 20 mm
Material Steel & gold
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Crystal Acrylic
Dial color Champagne
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!

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