Rolex Datejust Ref 1603 with Black Gilt Dial

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Year of issue: 1969

Reference number: 1603

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Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

Gilt dials represent some of the most aesthetically beautiful vintage Rolex watches and are a collectable category of their own among enthusiasts. Choose this piece a pre-cursor to a more expensive gilt dial sport watch or as a subtle, yet special dress watch alternative, as it would look very handsome with a suit! Note the beautiful color the luminous material has achieved over time. In the right light, you can see the dial is also beginning to color change. The original Jubilee bracelet #6251H with #55 end pieces and folded links is stamped 1/69 inside the clasp. 36mm. Stock 36738

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.