*Unpolished* 1972 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. 

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There's so much to love about this 70s Datejust reference 1601. This two-tone example is exceptionally well-preserved and delivers everything you want from a classic dress watch, though, with the added flair of a genuinely unique patina that oozes vintage aesthetics. This is a perfect dress piece that sets itself apart from the crowd as an understated statement of individuality.


Stock # RLXTTDJ1601-72
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 28XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS / 14K YG
Dial Champagne
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6252H-14 Two-Tone Jubilee W/ 255 End Pieces


The impressive case is in crisp unpolished condition, showing sharp factory finishing and angles with gentle signs of use throughout. The original 14K yellow gold fluted bezel is also in sharp unpolished condition and has achieved a beautiful patina through age. The case back retains its original factory finish as well. The original Rolex 6252H-14 two-tone bracelet with 255 end pieces is stamped3/71 and also in exceptional condition with a matching patina throughout, the bracelet retains 22 links that exhibit almost no stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist.


The original and exceptional "pie-pan" champagne non-luminous dial is simply flawless, showing no age or damage whatsoever. The original tritium lume hands display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light and feature a charming ivory-toned patina. The metallic gold date 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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