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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Est. value range
$8,000 – $10,000
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.
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.