1981 Rolex Two-Tone Datejust (Ref. 16013) Black Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and 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 

One of the largest evolutions for the Rolex Datejust model lineup was at the end of the 1970s with the introduction of the first "flat dial" Datejust. The movement was vastly upgraded to the Rolex cal. 3035 quick-set movement. These Datejust variations are often referred to as "transitional" as they still feature the more classic acrylic crystals and tritium lume whilst housing many advancements. 

Stock # RLXDJ16013-11
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 16013
Serial 81XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel / 18K Yellow Gold
Dial Black
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex Two-Tone 62523H 18 Jubilee Bracelet W/ 455B End Pieces



The excellent case retains symmetrical and thick lugs that display minimal signs of previous polishing and only gentle signs of use. The 18K yellow gold fluted bezel is crisp with lights signs of previous use present. The era-correct but slightly later Rolex 62523H 18 two-tone Jubilee bracelet with 455B end pieces retains 20 links that show minimal stretch and will fit up to a 7-inch wrist. 


The beautiful black sunburst dial with gold text and markers is in exceptional condition, showing no damage or notable signs of age. The tritium lume plots exhibit no degradation when inspected under U.V. light and feature a bright ivory color tone. The original tritium hands are a half shade more saturated than the dial and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.


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

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