1969 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Black "Confetti" 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.

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The multi-colored "confetti" dials are coveted among collectors, not only for the sheer rarity of these dials but also for the subtle yet vibrant details that are truly unique amongst Rolex dials as a whole. The term "confetti" is in reference to the compilation of individual colors that make up the single base color of the dial, creating a colorful and speckled dial appearance when observed up close.


Stock # RLXDJ1601-69/4
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 22XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Matte Black "Confetti"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case retains thick and symmetrical lugs that exhibit gentle signs of previous polishing and light signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel is in impressive condition and retains very crisp finishing with subtle signs of use present. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces is stamped 2/70 and retains 20 links that show mild stretch for the style and age of the bracelet. The bracelet will fit up to a 7 1/4-inch wrist.


The original and exceptionally well-preserved non-luminous matte black "confetti" dial is in virtually flawless condition, with the only element of age being a minor nick in the very edge of the dial at "Swiss", though it is invisible to the naked eye. The "confetti" of the textured matte black dial is comprised of blue, red, green, and yellow speckling. The original hands retain the factory white enamel, the enamel in the hour hand features some subtle cracking which is common and it remains stable. The metallic 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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