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Rolex Yellow Gold Stainless Steel Datejust with Original Papers, circa 1979

$6,900

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FACTORY / HOUSE: Rolex Watch Company STYLE / REFERENCE: Datejust / Ref. 1601 METAL / MATERIAL: 14Kt. Solid Gold / Stainless Steel DIMENSIONS: 42mm X 36mm CIRCA: 1979 / 1980 MOVEMENT / CALIBER: Perpetual Winding / 26 Jewels / Cal. 1570 DIAL / HANDS: Original Champagne with Baton Markers / Baton Hands ATTACHMENT / LENGTH: Two Tone 20mm Jubilee / Full Length WARRANTY: 18 months on the movement. LIFETIME SERVICE COMMITMENT This is the classic example of the iconic Datejust. This watch comes with all the appropriate documents and its original box as well. The watch is in such fine condition that it still has its original factory rating. It can be worn all the time and because it is two tone it works well with sport of dress wear.

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About Rolex (Designer)

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.


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