Arguably one of the most quintessential references of Rolex’s offering since its development, the Datejust remains as an iconic, influential and elegant series - the first Rolex with an automatic date function. The Datejust has screened numerous appearances in movies and sports perhaps due to its proportion, quality and price.
The Datejust family has been very diverse and common for collectors in particular with its dial and case variations. I think this reference is probably the most friendly Rolex model with a diverse variation in pricing and collectibility among the vintage realm.
The legendary Reference 1601 is the precursor and combination among one of the most classic wristwatches which is neither too dressy or sportive, a well rounded combination that developed over half a century to date.
Being one of the rare bunch, the fluted white gold bezel complements the soft grey linen ‘Sigma’ dial in contrast to most ordinary iterations in silver. The dial radiates under daylight between dark grey, light grey and silver-beige tone which we found appealing and contrasting. The cherry on top is of course the ‘Sigma’ symbol indicating solid gold indices and hands, creamy lume plots and sharp lugs in original condition.
A rare opportunity to acquire 1601 aged in beautiful dial state with its instantly recognizable Jubilee bracelet, cyclops lens and white gold bezel. Perfect daily wearer with class.