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1971 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Tropical Mosaic 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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The textured dials, otherwise known and "mosaic" dials have been a consistent favorite for collectors, especially when housed in a Datejust as they were more commonly seen in Rolex 34mm models. Mosiac dials were produced in a variety of colors from, silver, grey, blue, taupe, and champagne all of which provide an artistic depth to the wearer's wrist while remaining understated and subtle.

SPECS

Stock # RLXDJ160171-4
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 27XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Tropical Mosiac
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces

CASE & BRACELET

The excellent case has been lightly polished in the past, retaining thick and symmetrical lugs that show moderate signs of honest use. The white gold fluted bezel is in superb condition, remaining in crisp unpolished condition with light signs of honest use. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces is stamped 1/72 and retains 22 links that show normal stretch for the bracelet style and age.

DIAL & HANDS

The exceptionally stunning tropical mosaic dial boasts a plethora of different colors from green, tan, and grey while maintaining the classic mosaic texture. The dial itself is in impressive condition and features a subtle speckled patina that works in harmony with the tropical effect to make the dial appear to glisten as light hits it from different angles. The tritium lume lots all remain fully intact when inspected under U.V. light and have taken on a charming creamy patina. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.

ACCESSORIES 

None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.

 

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