Rolex “The gold Malachite DateJust ref. 1601”

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Year of issue: 1973

Reference number: 1601

Serial number: 3.478xxx

Condition: mint

Status: sold

Dealer country: Monaco

Price in EUR €: n/a

Watch details

Amazing example of Rolex 18k yellow gold DateJust ref. 1601, manufactured in 1973. The present specimen features a very rare and highly sought after Malachite hardstone dial preserved in superb condition, creating an amazing contrast with the yellow gold case. The beauty of this timepiece is enhanced by the charming Jubilee bracelet. Case n.: 3.478xxx Caliber: Automatic, cal. 1570 Diam: 36mm Box & Papers: none Manufactured in: 1973


Corrado Mattarelli


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.