Rolex 18K white gold Datejust Ref. 1601, black diamond dial

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1974

Reference number: 1601

Serial number: 4012XXX

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601 white gold, Stern black diamond dial


Alessandro Ciani


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.