The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved made by Rolex. Launched in 1945, it remains a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of superior quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a t-shirt. The DateJust would make a great start for a new vintage collector, and is always a great addition to an expanding collection.
This specific 1957 Datejust Ref. 6605 retains its black gilt "Pie Pan" dial which is sought after among collectors. The case is sharp and the lugs are thick, free from any blemishing or scratches. The original coin edged white gold bezel is stunning and original to the watch. This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection. We love the early Rolex DateJust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. The watch also just received a complete overhaul and is running flawlessly at COSC spec.
Vintage Style Strap (Taupe)
CASE & BRACELET
The even case retains thick and even lugs, showing minimal wear. The original "coin edged" white gold bezel remains in excellent unpolished condition. The inside of the case back is stamped II.57.
DIAL & HANDS
The original gilted black dial remains in excellent vintage condition, exhibiting a consistent bubbling throughout the dial. The 3 o'clock marker shows degradation, and the 7 o'clock marker has been restored, the remaining lume plots remain fully intact. The original hands have been relumed, but match the overall look and presence of the watch.
The watch was fully serviced and running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on movement.