1975 Rolex Two-Tone Datejust (Ref. 1601) Satin Lemon 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. 

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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 very sought-after, rare satin yellow or "lemon" dial. This is a perfect dress piece that sets itself apart from the crowd as an understated statement of individuality.


Stock # RLXTTDJ1601-75
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 39XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS / 14K YG
Dial Satin Yellow "Lemon"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6252H 14 Two-Tone Jubilee W/ 255 End Pieces


The impressive case retains extremely thick and symmetrical lugs that show crisp finishing with honest signs of use throughout. The yellow gold fluted bezel is in exceptional unpolished condition and has achieved a unique and sticking patina. The original Rolex 6252H 14 two-tone Jubilee with 255 end pieces retains 20 links that show only mild stretch for its age and style, and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist.


The original "pie-pan" satin yellow dial is in superb original condition and is virtually flawless. The tritium lume plots have aged to a charming golden coloration, under U.V. light inspection the 8 and 9 o'clock markers exhibit some light degradation and the rest of the lume plots are fully intact. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradtion when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic gold datge wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.

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