Rolex Datejust ref. 1601 with Slate Dial & White Printing

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1971

Reference number: 1601

Serial number: 3301xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 5,000

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The Rolex Datejust is iconic and classic, its appeal is broad and it is not an uncommon model. However, this special example is distinguished from its counterparts by its slate “pie pan” dial with white printing, the unusual white accents inside the index markers and the striking yellow patina that the luminous on the hands and markers has achieved. It’s a unique and nearly haunting look. 36mm We are not selling this watch as unpolished and it is not accompanied by any accessories. Stock 44013

Dealer

Joshua Bonifas

THE FIRST DATEJUST 1945

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.