Rolex Datejust Ref. 16018 with Blue Vignette Diamond Dial

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Model: ,

Year of issue: 1986

Reference number: 16018

Serial number: 9175xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: reserved

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

The vignette dial is distinguished by its darker outer edge that gradually lightens toward the center of the dial. More uncommon on a Datejust than a Day-Date, this dial is no longer offered by Rolex, which heightens the collectability. Furthering the allure of this piece, in particular, is the original riveted Oyster bracelet, which in itself is a rarity to find in such excellent vintage condition, particularly in gold. This piece offers the character of vintage, coupled with the modernity of the Oyster bracelet. 36mm. Stock 41488

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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.