Rolex Datejust ref. 1603 sold on USS SEMMES

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Model: , ,

Year of issue: 1961

Reference number: 1603

Serial number: 213xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: available

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: 7,000

Watch details

A clean, classic Datejust with a silver “pie pan” dial and unique provenance: the watch was sold on the Naval ship the USS Semmes (DDG-18). The watch comes with the original papers and original Jubilee bracelet (#6251H). Look closely to note the detail, with luminous outer dots and black tips on the slanted edges of the index markers. 36mm. Stock 42971

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.