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Rolex Datejust Steel 1601 Black Luminova Service Dial
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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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$3,000 – $4,000
Automatic cal. 1570
Stainless steel Oyster bracelet
Stainless steel and 18kt white gold
Black Lumina Service Dial
Watch is in very good overall condition. Case has four sharp edges, and clear legible numbers. The white gold bezel shows signs of being previously polished as the teeth are soft. Dial is a service replacement luminova one. Solid oyster bracelet has 11 links, 1 removable. There is little stretch.
An icon of the highest order, the Datejust is a watch that every enthusiast is familiar with and a watch that every collector should own, and this example would be a delight to add to any collection with the unique patina on its bezel and jet-black dial combing for a stunning aesthetic on the wrist.