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Rolex Datejust 16013 Two-Tone 18k YG and Steel Box and Papers
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Released to celebrate Rolex's 40th anniversary in 1945, the Rolex Datejust has become one of the Genevan Giant's most iconic watches. The world's first wristwatch to display the date via an aperture on the dial, the Datejust revolutionized wristwatch design for decades to follow. With its emblematic Cyclops lens, jubilee bracelet (designed specifically for the model in 1945), and classy fluted precious metal bezel, the Datejust's aesthetic has always been that of pure elegance and class. Perhaps one of Rolex's most recognizable designs, the Datejust has evolved from its dressier roots into a perfectly capable timepiece rivaling the robustness of most brand's sports watches. Featuring a stainless steel case with a screw-down crown and caseback, the Datejust packs an impressive 100m of water resistance alongside its consistently capable movements and construction that have enabled it to become one of the best-equipped watches for daily wear and tear. Available with several different dial options, in a multitude of materials, and across many styles, the Datejust is an inescapable reflection of its owner, with a model out there to suit pretty much everybody's tastes and preferences.
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Box, Papers, Hang Tag
Est. value range
$4,000 – $6,000
Automatic cal. 3035
Stainless steel and 18kt yellow gold Jubilee bracelet
Stainless steel and 18kt yellow gold
Watch, box and papers
Watch is in near mint condition with little to no signs of wear. Watch was awarded as an award watch and appears to have been unworn for most of its life. Tritium dial and hands match perfectly and the dial exhibits no damage or wear. Bracelet has 22 links total, 5 of which are removable. The watch comes with its original hang tag and double boxes and guarantee paper.
A beautifully designed timepiece that has proven just how timeless good design can be, the Datejust has aged through the decades like a fine wine, with well-preserved examples like this ref. 16013 only becoming more and more desirable, and thats without considering when original provenance is added to the mix.