Rolex The yellow gold Lapis Lazuli DateJust ref. 16018

Model: ,
Year of issue: 1983
Reference number: 16018
Condition: mint
Status: sold
Dealer country: Monaco
Price in EUR € n/a


Very charming and rare example of 18k yellow gold Rolex DateJust ref. 16018, manufactured in 1983. Reference 16018 represents the first DateJust fitted with a sapphire crystal. The present example features the sought after and rare lapis lazuli hard stone dial. The Rolex gold crown and the gold graphics powerfully emerge from the deep cobalt blue color of the dial surface. Each hard stone dial creation is unique in its appearance: the natural presence of calcite and pyrite deposits combined with the ultramarine pigment of this specimen, creates a captivating stardust effects. The 18k yellow gold case is enhanced by the vibrant fluting bezel.  It still retains its full proportion with the hallmarks clearly visible on the lugs. The inner case back is correctly stamped 16000. Definitely a great example of timeless luxury and elegance. Case n: 8.063xxx Calibre: Automatic, cal. 3035 Diameter: 36mm  Box & Papers: None Manufactured in: 1983


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.