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Rolex Steel Datejust with Custom Dial and Unique Charcoal Case, Late 1960's

$6,000

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FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / Ref. 1601 METAL / MATERIAL: Stainless Steel / Charcoal Finish CIRCA / YEAR: Late 1960's DIMENSIONS / SIZE: 43mm x 36mm MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetual Winding / 26 Jewels / 1570 DIAL / HANDS: Black with Rose Baton Markers / Rose Baton Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Charcoal Finished Jubilee Bracelet / Regular Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This is the classic Rolex Datejust, however it has a rare smooth finished bezel and a unique Charcoal finished case and bracelet. The watch has just been serviced by our team and still has a factory rating on it. You can wear this watch for all types of occasions and you will never see another one of these.

Details

  • Creator
  • Place of Origin
    Switzerland
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1960's
  • Condition
    Repaired. Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Long Beach, CA
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 1727 V1stDibs: LU42238440052

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    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Long Beach, CA
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About the Designer

Rolex

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.
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