Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1973

Reference number: 1601

Serial number: 2948xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Noted for its excellent original condition, this ref. #1601 Datejust is accompanied by the original papers, pie pan dial and riveted Oyster bracelet stamped “74”. 36mm. Stock 41845


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.