1979 Rolex Datejust Buckley Dial on Oyster Bracelet Ref. 16018

Year of issue: 1979
Reference number: 16018
Condition: mint
Status: available
Dealer country: Dubai
Dealer name: Tariq Malik
Price in US $ 24,505


The Buckley Datejust       - we will come straight to the point with this one. This 1979 Datejust reference 16018 is one hell of a Datejust. Let us tell you why this particular piece is so interesting. The 18K case is strong, retaining healthy and thick lugs and a excellent condition fluted bezel. Unlike most 18K gold Datejusts, the current example is fitted with a factory Oyster bracelet which makes such a difference. It is in great condition showing beautiful factory brushing, only showing very minor wear from age. The clasp code is matching with the case numbers. The dial, it is a off-white Buckley dial with matching black hands, the roman numerals are painted directly on the dial. Something you don't see very often on gold Datejusts. The luminous dots have evenly aged to a beautiful light brown color and adding to the aesthetics of this watch. The best word to describe its appearance on the wrist is 'powerful', yes, this watch looks so good on the wrist and pictures just wouldn't do justice.

Brand Rolex
Model Datejust Buckley dial on Oyster bracelet
Ref. No. 16018
Serial No. 6414xxx
Year 1979
Gender Gents
Case Size 36mm
Case Excellent and sharp case that has been lightly polished in the past and is only showing light wear from age. The lugs remain healthy and fat with clear case numbers inbetween. The fluted bezel is also in excellent not showing any major wear
Dial Excellent white Buckley dial which has aged to off-white hues with beautifully aged lume plots and matching black hands
Price USD 24,505
Crystal Sapphire
Movement Automatic
Functions Date
Condition Mint
Box No
Papers No


Tariq Malik


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.