Lady’s Rolex Datejust with Bark Finish and Lapis Lazuli Dial

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1983

Reference number: 69278

Serial number: 8483xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 11,000

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A special find for the lover of all things rare and fine, this lady Datejust ref. #69278 boasts an original Rolex factory “bark” finish on its bezel and President bracelet (#9235F). The bark finish is rarely found on lady’s watches and augments the vintage character with a bit of retro styling. However, the dial is the most exciting detail. Rolex’s stone dials are ever-collectable and this particular example exhibits the color everyone favors- rich, royal blue. Further note the patina on the case, which can only be achieved form years of storage. This is a gorgeous and exciting find! 26mm. This watch is not accompanied by any accessories. Stock 43958


Joshua Bonifas


The year 1945 saw the birth of the Datejust, the first self‑winding wrist chronometer to indicate the date in a window on the dial. A watch of great distinction, the Datejust was equipped with a Jubilee bracelet created specially for it and a fluted bezel, making it immediately recognisable as a Rolex. It is the pillar of the Oyster collection. Initially for men, it became available in various models for women in the course of the following decade.