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Auction Ended
08/30/21
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Lot #1076

Rolex Datejust Sodalite Dial 16234

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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 9

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Original Guarantee Certificate

Est. value range

$8,000 – $10,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm x 12mm

Model

Datejust

Movement

Rolex cal. 3135

Reference

16234

Bracelet

Jubilee

Year

2000

Condition

Near-Mint

Material

Stainless Steel with White Gold fluted bezel

Included

Watch and Papers

Dial Color

Blue

THE DIAL

Incredibly rare and collectable on account of its blue Sodalite dial, this Datejust ref. 16234 features diamond hour markers and various tones of blue within its stone dial which create a unique aesthetic that regular production Datejust models cannot emulate.

RARE AND COLLECTIBLE

Offered in excellent condition, this example features a tight jubilee bracelet and a full case, which, when paired with its rare sodalite dial, creates a truly collectible timepiece.

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 overall condition of the watch is near-mint. Original sodalite dial with diamond indexes is like new, with no visible cracks. Dial is paired with the correct non-luminous hands as you would expect from a factory stone dial. White gold bezel has sharp teeth and is equally mint. Case and caseback have very few light surface abrasions which are barely visible. Original worn green sticker is still affixed to the caseback. Buckle has some faint scratches however bracelet is like new. Band is sized to fit a 7.5 inch wrist but can be adjusted to be made larger underneath the clasp. There are 22 links in total.

Our Perspective

A rich blue semi-precious gemstone often used in ornaments, Sodalite serves as a wonderful material for watch dials. Its characteristic blue and navy spotting combine to create an effect only experienced in naturally occurring minerals.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

Lot # 1076

Rolex Datejust Sodalite Dial 16234

Sold

$10,500

Ended
08/30/21