Rolex Datejust Steel and Gold Ref. 1601

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Year of issue: 1966

Reference number: 1601

Serial number:

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

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If you are wondering what is a two-tone Datejust doing in my inventory, I guess I can’t blame you. But the point is, as much as I don’t particularly appreciate this color combination in watches, a handful of them are just perfect. Like this guy over here: the conditions of the case and the fantastic original Oyster band are absolutely exceptional, and the color of the dial looks like it was just meant for this watch. It’s beautiful, and I love it.

Case – Stainless steel with yellow gold fluted bezel Movement – Self winding, Rolex calibre 1570 Dial – Matte white, stick markers Band – Original and matching Oyster steel and gold

Summary (Brand, Model, Reference, Serial #, Year, Size, Price) Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 1341857 1966 36 mm. $3,500

Highlights Fantastic Conditions Beautiful Watch Great Color Combination Rare Matching Oyster Band


Alessandro Ciani


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.