1968 Rolex Two-Tone Datejust (Ref. 1600) Taupe "Ghost" Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most beloved Rolex watches ever made. Launched in 1945, it has remained a timeless classic, instantly recognizable as an item of advanced quality and functional design. The Datejust’s exemplary style makes it an extremely versatile choice, worn just as easily with a suit as with jeans and a t-shirt. The Datejust would make a wonderful starting point for a new vintage collector and is always a great addition to an expanding collection.

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This rare two-tone 1968 Datejust ref. 1600 retains its original taupe "pie-pan" dial, matching gold hands, its original and elusive smooth yellow gold bezel, and original two-tone bracelet, all in stellar original condition. 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. 


Stock # RLXDJ1600TT-2
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1600
Serial 18XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel / 14K Yellow Gold
Dial Silver
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Two-Tone Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case display thick and symmetrical lugs that retains very crisp finishing with minimal signs of use or previous polishing present. The 14K yellow gold smooth bezel is exceptional and features a lovely rosey patina from age and only minor signs of previous use. The Rolex 6251H two-tone Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces dates to 1971 and is likely original to the watch, the bracelet retains 21 links that show light stretch from use and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist.


The original and beautiful taupe sunburst "pie-pan" dial with yellow text features a charming "ghost" effect under certain light. The dial is in perfect condition showing no age or damage whatsoever. The tritium lume plots feature a lovely golden patina with no degradation present when inspected under U.V. light. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The metallic gold date wheel is original with "closed" 6's and 9's which is correct for this era.


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

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