1960 Rolex Two-Tone Datejust (Ref. 1601) Silver "SWISS Only" Dial
The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved Rolex watches ever made. This classic dress watch has been produced by the Swiss luxury watchmaker since 1945 and has remained a timeless classic that is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. The Datejust was designed for everyday wear, and its sleek and elegant design makes it one of the most universally loved watches for both men and women.
There's so much to love about this 60s Datejust reference 1601! This two-tone example is especially well preserved and delivers everything you want from an early dress watch, from the excellent fluted bezel, desirable lume patina, to the sought-after dauphine hands. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its understated sophistication, and this example is no exception.
|Material||SS / 14K YG|
|Dial||Silver "SWISS Only"|
|Bracelet||Rolex Rolled Link Two-Tone Jubilee W/ 55 End Pieces|
The excellent case retains thick and symmetrical lugs that have been very gently polished in the past and exhibit honest signs of use throughout. The original 14K yellow gold fluted bezel retains its early "coin-edge" finishing and features a charming rose-colored patina around the edges. The Rolex 6251H two-tone Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces dates to 1970 and does show significant stretch from use though remains very much wearable, the bracelet retains 21 links and will fit up to a 7 3/4-inch wrist.
The original silver sunburst "pie pan" dial features unique gold markers and is in impressive condition, especially for the age of the watch, and has achieved a subtle warm patina throughout that adds to the overall vintage aesthetic of the piece. The dial itself exhibits no damage. The early strontium lume has achieved a charming golden patina with no degradation visible under UV light inspection. The original gold dauphine-style hands have aged to more of an ivory color and show no degradation under UV light inspection. The metallic date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.
None. The watch is keeping time, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.