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Rolex 116333 Datejust II Two-Tone Slate Dial Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company - Rolex Model - 116333 Datejust II Case Metal - Stainless Steel Case Measurement - 41mm Bracelet - Two Tone - Fits up to a 6 3/4" wrist Dial - Silver Slate w/ Green Roman Num...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Midsize 2-Tone Watch 178273
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust Midsize 2-Tone Watch 178273 - Automatic winding; 31 jewel; sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with yellow gold fluted bezel.. Custom Mother of Pearl . Stainless st...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Men's 2-Tone Watch 1601
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust Men's 2-Tone Watch 1601 - Automatic winding, 26 jewels, acrylic crystal, non-quickset. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold fluted bezel. Very rare champagne Buc...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Datejust 2-Tone Watch 6917
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Datejust 2-tone Watch 6917 - Automatic winding, acrylic crystal. Stainless steel case with yellow gold Fluted bezel (26mm diameter). Champagne stick dial. Stainless stee...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Midsize 2-Tone Watch 278273
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust Midsize 2-Tone Watch 278273 - Automatic winding; 31 jewel; sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold fluted bezel (31mm diameter). White dial with ra...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Midsize 2-Tone Watch 178243
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust midsize 2-Tone Watch 178243 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold smooth bezel. Factory Blue Jubilee di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Turnograph Men's 2-Tone Watch 16253
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Turnograph Men's 2-Tone Watch 16253 - Automatic winding, Quickset, acrylic crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold bezel. Silver dial with raised gold markers. Stain...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Men's Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Watch 16013 - Automatic winding, 27 jewels, Quickset, acrylic crystal. Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold fluted bezel . Black dial with stick hour marke...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Men's Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Watch 1601
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Watch 1601 - Automatic winding, 27 jewels, Quickset, acrylic crystal . Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold fluted bezel ( 36 mm ) . Blue Rolex diamond dia...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Men's Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Watch 16013
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Watch 16013 - Automatic winding, 27 jewels, Quickset, acrylic crystal. Stainless steel case with custom diamond bezel ( 36 mm ) . Blue dial with custom di...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 2-Tone Men's Watch 17013
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oysterquartz Datejust 2-Tone Men's Watch 17013 - Quartz, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with yellow gold fluted bezel. White dial with raised gold Roman ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust II Men's 2-Tone Watch 116333
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust II Men's 2-Tone 41mm Watch 116333 - Automatic winding, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold fluted bezel (41mm diameter). Black dia...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Daytona Two-Tone Blue Racing Dial
By Rolex
Located in Great Neck, NY
Come with paper, rare dial. Two Tone Yellow Gold.
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Lady Datejust Two-Tone Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
ROLEX LADY DATEJUST TWO TONE WATCH 69173 -Mint Condition -Case Size: 26mm -Material: Stainless Steel & 18k Yellow Gold -Movement: Automatic -Aftermarket Diamond Dial: Beige -Bracele...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Ladies Datejust 2-Tone Jubilee Watch 179173
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Ladies Datejust 2-Tone Jubilee Watch 179173 - Automatic winding, Quickset, 31 jewels, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold fluted bezel . Black dial with...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Two-Tone 16233 Champagne Dial
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Rolex Model Name: Date Just Model Number: 16233 Movement: Automatic Case Size: 36 mm Case Material: Stainless steel and Yellow Gold Bezel: Yellow Gold Dial: Champagne...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Yacht-Master 2-Tone Watch 169623
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic winding; sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with custom diamond bezel (29mm diameter). Factory Rolex mother of pearl dial with diamond and sapphire hour markers. Stain...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Rolex Oyster Perpetual Men's 2-Tone Watch Ref 6582
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Oyster Perpetual Mens 2-Tone Watch Ref 6582 - Automatic. Stainless steel and 14K yellow gold with Astral bezel ( 34 mm ). Silver dial with dot hour markers. Brown alligator str...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Ladies Steel & Gold Watch 79173
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Ladies Steel & Gold Watch 79173 - Automatic winding, Quickset, 31 jewels, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold fluted bezel (26mm diamete...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Submariner Two-Tone Bluesy Automatic Watch 16613
By Rolex
Located in Southampton, PA
Look again. The Rolex Submariner Self-Winding Automatic Watch 16613 displays not just a standard blue dial. Look closer and you'll see a sunburst effect that gives the electric blue ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel

Men's Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Watch 1601 Blue Dial
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Men's Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Watch 1601 - Automatic winding, 27 jewels, Quickset, acrylic crystal. Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold fluted bezel. Blue Rolex diamond dial. 14K Two-t...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Two Tone Shock Resisting Ref 6350 c. 1954
By Rolex
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Rolex Stainless Steel/Yellow Gold reference 6350 " Shock Risisting" with a black dial and has an automatic movement. This would be considered a big bubble back.
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Vintage 1950s Wrist Watches

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Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex 6917 Datejust Two-Tone Ladies Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company - Rolex Model - Datejust Case Metal - Stainless Steel Case Measurement - 26mm Bracelet - 18ct Gold/Stainless Steel - Fits Up to a 6.25 Inch Wrist Dial - White Bezel - 18k Yel...
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Vintage 1970s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner 2-Tone Steel and Gold Men's Watch 16613
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Submariner 2-Tone Steel & Gold Men's Watch 16613 - Automatic winding. Stainless steel case with gold rotating bezel with blue insert. Rolex Silver Serti Diamond and Sapphire Di...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex 6917 Datejust Two-Tone Champagne Dial Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Brand: Rolex MPN: 6917 Model: Datejust Case Material: Stainless steel Case Diameter: 26mm Crystal: Plastic crystal Bezel: 18k Yellow gold fluted bezel  Dial: Champagne dial with yell...
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1990s Pocket Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex 2-Tone Datejust Steel and Gold Ladies Watch 69173
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex 2-Tone Datejust Steel & Gold Ladies Watch 69173 - Automatic winding, 29 jewels, Quickset date, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold fluted bezel . Silve...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Men's Steel and Gold Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Men's Steel & Gold Watch 16233 - Automatic winding, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with yellow gold bezel (36mm diameter). Factory Champagne ...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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Gold, Steel

Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Men's Steel and Gold Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Men's Steel & Gold Watch 16233 - Automatic winding, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with yellow gold bezel (36mm diameter). Blue Jubilee Dial w...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Submariner 2-Tone Steel and Gold Men's Watch 16613
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Submariner 2-Tone Steel & Gold Men's Watch 16613 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, pressure proof to 1,000 feet. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold bezel . Black dial with...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Men's 2-Tone Steel and Gold Watch 16203
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust Men's 2-Tone Steel & Gold Watch 16203 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel with 18k yellow gold smooth bezel (36mm diameter). Ch...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Datejust Men's 2-Tone Steel and Gold Watch 116203
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust Men's 2-Tone Steel and Gold Watch 116203 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold smooth bezel (36mm diame...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Date Men's 2-Tone Steel and Gold Watch 15203
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Date Men's 2-Tone Steel & Gold Watch 15203 - Automatic winding, 31 jewels, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold smooth bezel (34mm diameter) Or...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex 17013 Datejust Two-Tone Champagne Dial Quartz Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company - Rolex Model - Datejust 17013 Case Metal - Stainless Steel Case Measurement - 36mm Bracelet - Stainless Steel / 18k Yellow Gold Dial - Champagne Bezel - Yellow Gold Fluted ...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Two-Tone Blue Dial Watch Ref 16613
By Rolex
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Rolex Submariner Two-Tone Blue Dial Watch Ref 16613 Movement: automatic Function: hours, minutes, seconds, date Case: 40mm 18k yellow gold and stainless-steel case, sapphire crysta...
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Vintage 1980s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Men's Steel & Gold Watch 16233 NOS
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic winding, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold fluted bezel (36mm diameter). Champagne dial gold stick markers. Stainless steel and 18k yell...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex 16613 Submariner Two-Tone Blue Dial Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company - Rolex Style - Dress/Formal Model - Submariner Reference Number - 16613 ("S" serial) Case Metal - Stainless Steel Case Measurement - 40 mm Bracelet - Two Tone (Fits a 7 3/4...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Two-Tone Blue Dial Watch Ref. 16613
By Rolex
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: automatic Function: hours, minutes, seconds, date Case: 40mm 18k yellow gold and stainless-steel case, sapphire crystal, 18k yellow gold bezel with blue insert, yellow gol...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex 16613 Two-Tone Submariner Blue Dial Men's Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Rolex Model-16613 Two Tone Submariner Blue Dial Men's Watch Case Metal-Two Tone Case Measurement-40mm Bracelet-Two Tone Size -Fits 7" Wrist Dial-Blue Dial Bezel-18k Yell...
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2010s Wrist Watches

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18k Gold

Certified Rolex DateJust Pearl Master 80329 Two-Tone Women's
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Masterpiece Reference #:80329. Offered for sale is a Rolex DateJust 80329 in pristine condition with a 1 year warranty from Accar. We've been in business almost 30 years in Dow...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex 16613 Submariner Two-Tone Black Dial Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company - Rolex Model - Rolex 16613 Submariner Case Metal - Stainless Steel Case Measurement - 40mm Bracelet - 18k Yellow Gold/Stainless Steel - Fits up to a 7" wrist. Dial - Black B...
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1990s Wrist Watches

Rolex Two-Tone GMT Master II Watch Ref. 116713
By Rolex
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Movement: automatic Function: hours, minutes, seconds, GMT time, date Case: 40mm gold and steel case, sapphire glass, screw-down crown, 24-hour ceramic bezel Band: 18k yellow gold an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Men's Steel and Gold Watch 16233
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust 2-Tone Men's Steel & Gold Watch 16233 - Automatic winding, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold fluted bezel (36mm diameter). Custom C...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex Ladies Yacht-Master 2-Tone Watch 69623 White Dial
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold bezel. White dial with black hour markers. Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Oyster bracelet with flip-lock clasp. Automatic winding; sapp...
Rolex 116333 Datejust II 41 Two-Tone Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company - Rolex Model - Rolex 116333 Datejust II 41 Case Metal - Stainless Steel Case Measurement - 41mm Bracelet - 18k Yellow Gold/Stainless Steel - Fits up to a 6 3/4" wrist. Dial ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Daytona Men's Steel & Gold 2-Tone Chronograph Watch 116523
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Automatic winding, chronograph, 44 jewels, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k yellow gold engraved tachymeter (40mm diameter). White dial with raised gold luminous-style...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel, Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust II Men's 2-Tone Steel & Rose Gold Watch 126331
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rolex Datejust II Men's 2-Tone Steel & Rose Gold 41mm Watch 126331 - Automatic winding, Quickset, sapphire crystal. Stainless steel case with 18k rose gold fluted bezel (41mm diame...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Submariner Ref. 16613T Two-Tone 'Blue on Blue" Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Stainless steel and 18K yellow gold two-tone Rolex Oyster Perpetual Date Submariner, Ref. 16613T, circa 2008, is water-resistant to 1000 feet, self-winding with date window at 3 o'c...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex 2-Tone Stainless Steel Datejust Brown Roman Numerals Automatic Wristwatch
By Rolex
Located in New York, NY
Rolex 2-tone Stainless Steel Datejust Brown Roman Numerals Automatic Wristwatch SKU: WA00002 PRIMARY DETAILS Brand: Rolex Model: ROLEX Two tone Datejust Country of Origin: Switze...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Materials

Steel, Stainless Steel, 18k Gold

Rare Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Two-Tone Men's Watch Ref 6286
By Rolex
Located in Dallas, TX
Rare Vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Two- Tone Men's Watch Ref 6286 - Automatic winding. Two-tone case with gold faceted bezel (34 mm) . Off white dial with applied dart hour markers...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

Rolex 116243 Two-Tone Datejust Flower Dial Diamond Bezel Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-Rolex Style-Dress/Formal Model-Datejust Reference Number-116243 Case Metal-Stainless Steel Case Measurement-36 mm Bracelet-18k Yellow Gold / Stainless Steel (Comes with Ext...
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Early 2000s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond

Rolex Brown 178341 Datejust 31 Two-Tone Chocolate Dial Watch
By Rolex
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company - Rolex Style - Dress/Formal Model - Datejust 31 Reference Number - 178341 Case Metal - Stainless Steel Case Measurement - 31 mm Bracelet - 18k Rose Gold & Stainless Steel ...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond

Rolex Ladies Two-Tone Datejust 79173 Roman Dial Automatic Watch
By Rolex
Located in Tustin, CA
We are pleased to offer this like new 1999 Rolex Ladies Two Tone Datejust 79173. This watch features a Rolex factory champagne roman dial, smooth 18k yellow gold bezel and oyster bra...
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1990s Modern Wrist Watches

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Rolex Submariner Two-Tone Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 16613
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner 40mm Two Tone Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 16613. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold case 40 mm in diameter....
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Datejust 179161 Rose Gold Two-Tone, Diamond VI Marker
By Rolex
Located in Houston, TX
This is a brand new Rolex ladies Datejust reference 179161 with a factory pink dial with a diamond VI marker. The watch case is stainless steel with an 18 karat rose gold smooth beze...
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2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Rose Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Two-Tone Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 16613
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner 40mm Two Tone Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 16613. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold case 40 mm in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Submariner Two-Tone Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 16613
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner Two Tone Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 16613. Officially certified chronometer automatic self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold case 40 mm in diam...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Yellow Gold

Rolex Ladies Two-Tone Datejust, Champagne Diamond, Fluted, Jubilee Band
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Rolex Datejust Reference #:69173. . Verified and Certified by WatchFacts. 1 year warranty offered by WatchFacts.
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Wrist Watches

Rolex Two-Tone Submariner Watch with Black Dial, Model 116613
By Rolex
Located in Columbia, MO
Item Details Estimated Retail $13,400.00 Brand Rolex Case Material Stainless Steel and 18K Yellow Gold Gender Mens MPN 116613 Movement Mechanical Automatic Face Color Black Case Size...
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21st Century and Contemporary Wrist Watches

Materials

Gold, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Mixed Metal, Steel, Stainless Steel

Rolex Datejust Ref. 16013 Steel 2-Tone Yellow Gold Diamond Watch
By Rolex
Located in Miami, FL
Brand: Rolex Model Name: Datejust Model Number: 16013 Movement: Automatic Case Size: 36 mm Case Material: Stainless Steel / 18k Yellow Gold Dial: Silver Dial/Diamond Hour Marke...
Category

2010s Wrist Watches

Materials

Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold, Stainless Steel

Rolex Submariner Two-Tone Steel Yellow Gold Men's Watch 16613
By Rolex
Located in Atlanta, GA
Rolex Submariner 40 mm Two Tone Steel Yellow Gold Mens Watch 16613. Officially certified chronometer self-winding movement. Stainless steel and 18k yellow gold case 40 mm in diameter...
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20th Century Wrist Watches

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2 Tone Rolex For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate 2 tone rolex for your needs in our varied inventory. Each design created in this style — which was crafted with great care and often made from Gold, 18k Gold and Stainless Steel — can elevate any look. In our selection of items, you can find a vintage example as well as a contemporary version. If you’re looking for a 2 tone rolex from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. A 2 tone rolex can be a stylish choice for most occasions, but Diamond rings, from our inventory of 16, can add a particularly distinctive touch to your look, day or night. Today, if you’re looking for a round cut version of this piece and are unable to find the perfect match, our selection also includes baguette cut alternatives. There aren’t many items for women if you’re seeking a 2 tone rolex, as most of the options available are for men and unisex.

How Much is a 2 Tone Rolex?

On average, a 2 tone rolex at 1stDibs sells for $7,500, while they’re typically $3,245 on the low end and $3,245 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Rolex Biography and Important Works

Ask anyone, anywhere, to name a luxury watch brand, and the answer will probably be “Rolex.” This enviable worldwide recognition can be credited in part to the genius of company founder Hans Wilsdorf. When the German-born watch dealer and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, set up their London enterprise, in 1905, they called it Wilsdorf & Davis, according to the traditional formula.

But Wilsdorf was determined to come up with another name that was short, would look good on a watch dial and was easy to say and remember in several languages. In 1908, he trademarked the name Rolex, and by 1920, he had moved the company to Geneva and redubbed it as Montres Rolex S.A.

But the main reasons for the brand’s success are its commitment to precision and unflagging pursuit of innovation. In 1926, the company introduced the aptly named Oyster model. With a screw-down crown and case back, both fitted with rubber gaskets, this was the first truly waterproof watch.

Five years later, Rolex upped the ante with the Oyster Perpetual. That model’s patented Perpetual movement contained a rotor mechanism enabling it to self-wind. In another trendsetting move, in 1945, the brand debuted the Datejust, with a date window prominently displayed on the dial.

The company’s two most iconic models are sports watches. Although the Submariner, which debuted in 1953, was developed as a dive watch, its waterproof case, solid construction and good looks made it a favorite of adventurers and urbanites alike, including James Bond, who wore it in classics like Dr. No and Goldfinger. The Daytona, the racing chronograph made famous by Paul Newman, is especially sought after by collectors. Newman’s personal Daytona, which hit the auction block in 2017, sold for $17.8 million.

Find vintage and contemporary Rolex watches, bracelets and more on 1stDibs.