Rolex Datejust Turn-O-Graph Ref. 16263 aka Thunderbird Sold at Tiffany & Co.

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Model: , , ,

Year of issue: 1989

Reference number: 16263

Serial number: L821xxx

Condition: hardly worn

Status: sold

Dealer country: United States

Price in US $: n/a

Watch details

A late example of a Turn-o-Graph, this watch boasts a lengthy combination of details that render it an uncommon find. Also referred to as the “Thunderbird”, this model was made illustrious by the elite pilots of our nation’s military. This is a late example of a Turn-o-Graph which remains in mint vintage condition. The “Tiffany & Co” signature makes the piece an even more rare discovery. 36mm. Stock 41570


Private: 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.