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Auction Ended
09/29/22
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Lot #1664

Rolex Datejust Tiffany & Co. 16220

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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

$4,000 – $6,000

The Details

Brand

Rolex

Dimensions

36mm x 12mm

Model

Datejust

Movement

Automatic cal. 3135

Reference

16220

Bracelet

Stainless steel Jubilee bracelet

Year

1989

Condition

Excellent

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Silver

THE DIAL

Fitted with one of the Datejust's most classical dial options, this example sports a silver tapestry dial with applied stick indices that matches its understated engine-turned bezel. However, not all is as it seems, as this example also features the incredibly rare 'Tiffany & Co.' stamp that marked some of the watches that the famed American jeweler retailed from their premises.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Featuring an entirely stainless steel construction, this example sports the Datejust's iconic Jubilee bracelet and the since-discontinued stainless steel engine-turned bezel.

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

In extremely well preserved condition. The dial is in mint condition, showing perfectly domed luminous plots and matching hands. The bezel is crisp and razor sharp, while the case is equally so, with full proportions, case lines and original finishes. There is some light surface wear and the case back with a minor sign of opening. The bracelet with only very light surface wear, 18 links, 1 removable. Adjustable clasp.

Our Perspective

While unassuming at first thanks to its entirely stainless steel construction, this ref. 16220 quickly reveals itself as an exceedingly rare watch thanks to its co-signed Tiffany tapestry dial, two things that collectors clamor to add to their collection even when not combined into one beautiful watch like this.

Sam Hines

Managing Director