1969 Rolex Two-Tone Datejust (Ref. 1601) Champagne Dial
The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most beloved Rolex watches ever made, even though the Datejust was launched in 1945 it has remained a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt. The Datejust would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection.
There's so much to love about this 70s Datejust reference 1601! This two-tone example is especially well preserved and delivers everything you want from an early dress watch, including the excellent yellow gold fluted bezel and matching champagne sunburst dial. This is a perfect dress piece that sets itself apart from the crowd as an understated statement of individuality!
|SS / 14K YG
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The strong case has been gently polished in the past and retains thick and symmetrical lugs that show only gentle signs of use. The yellow gold fluted bezel is in superb condition with excellent dimensions and shows almost no signs of use. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The champagne sunburst dial is in exceptional original condition showing absolutely no damage and nominal signs of age. The tritium lume plots have taken on a handsome creamy patina, under U.V. light inspection 8 o'clock lume plot displays very minimal degradation, otherwise the dial is free from degradation. The original tritium hands have aged slightly darker than the dial and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. the metallic gold date wheel is original with closed 6's and 9's.
None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.