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$7,000

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Auction Ended
05/16/22
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Lot #1434

Rolex Datejust 16014 Blue Buckley Dial

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Introduction

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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Grade

V 8

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$4,000 – $6,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Datejust

Movement

Automatic cal. 3035

Reference

16014

Bracelet

Stainless steel Jubilee bracelet

Year

1978

Condition

Very Good

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Blue

THE DIAL

Named after famed New York-based vintage watch dealer John Buckley, the Buckley dial is identified by its elegantly-painted Roman numerals. This example is offered with a stunning blue variant of this collector-favorite dial.

THE CASE

Offered with an interestingly-aged white gold bezel, the example we have here is presented in wonderful condition with sharp fluting and well-fitting end links.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

The watch is in overall very good condition. Case is in very good condition, with well porportioned lugs and a sharp 18k gold bezel. There is moderate porosity in the caseback edge as evidenced in the images. Caseback screws on without issue. Blue "Buckley Dial" is in excellent shape with nice lume plots and matching white hands. Light oxidation around date window, center hole and around the lume plots. There are 19 links on the band, with one being removable. There is light stretch.

Our Perspective

A milestone Datejust variant, the Buckley ref. 16014 that we have here is a splendid example of fine Rolex watchmaking with its elegant styling, luxurious materials, and industry-leading mechanics for its time.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

Lot # 1434

Rolex Datejust 16014 Blue Buckley Dial

Sold

$7,000

Ended
05/16/22