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.
This specific 1973 DateJust Ref. 1601 retains it original dial silver "Pie Pan" Sigma dial which is sought after among collectors. A Sigma dial is a Rolex dial named for the letters printed at the bottom of the dial at the 6 o'clock position. Most Rolex dials are commonly marked with “T Swiss T,” under the 6 o'clock marker, however, a Sigma dial is marked “σ T SWISS T σ.” signifying the use of gold components.
This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to and expanding collection. We love the early Rolex DateJust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. This specific example retains the original punched papers and hang tag. The watch also just received a complete overhaul and is running flawlessly at COSC spec.
Silver Sigma Dial
CASE & BRACELET
The case has been previously polished but retains full thick lugs and is in fantastic condition. The Rolex 62510H folded-link Jubilee bracelet with 24 original links and retains its original 55 end-links and shows light stretch.
DIAL & HANDS
This specific 1973 DateJust Ref. 1601 retains its original silver Sigma "Pie-Pan" dial and its original white gold fluted bezel. The hands were replaced at some point during a service interval and are a shade lighter in coloration.
The watch comes complete with its original punched papers and hang tag. The watch was fully serviced and running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on movement.