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Lot #1892

Rolex Datejust 16014 White Gold Bezel White 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

M 8.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$3,000 – $5,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm

Model

Datejust

Movement

Automatic cal. 3035

Reference

16014

Bracelet

Stainless steel Oyster bracelet

Year

1982

Condition

Excellent

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

White

THE DIAL

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

THE CONSTRUCTION

Offered on an Oyster bracelet, this example's construction combines the elegance of its fluted 18kt white gold bezel with the utilitarian essence of its bracelet to create a watch that is capable of easily being dressed up or down.

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

Watch is in excellent overall condition. Surface wear present in the form of light scratches and marks visible in some areas of the case. The white gold bezel is sharp and has some minor dings and scraches, visible primarily around the 6 o'clock side. The dial is in near-mint condition with nice luminous plots and matching hands. Plexi crystal has some scratches on the surface. The bracelet has 12 links total, 2 of which are removable. There is minimal 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