Tropical 1997 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 16220) Peach "Tapestry" 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.
From the exceptional color change dial accompanied by its crisp stainless steel bezel, and Jubilee bracelet, this 1997 Datejust ref. 16220 would make a great daily driver. The Rolex Datejust ref. 16220 is a transitional or "neo-vintage" reference as it features a tritium dial, but features numerous upgrades such as a sapphire crystal and the Rolex Cal. 3135 movement which features a quick-set date function.
|Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 555B End Pieces
The exceptional "no-hole lugs" case retains crisp factory finishing and dimensions throughout the thick and symmetrical lugs, with no obvious signs of previous polishing and honest signs of use shown. The engine-turned stainless steel bezel appears to remain unpolished and exhibits only very gentle signs of previous use. The sapphire crystal remains in clean condition with no blemishes present. The case back also retains its original factory finishing. The original Rolex 62510H Jubilee with 555B end pieces retains 19 links that show some stretch from use and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist.
The original, exceptionally beautiful, and unique tropical "tapestry" dial has changed from a silver dial to a vivid peach coloration. Apart from the stunning patina, the dial exhibits no damage, the silver spot to the left of the hand stack is not damage but a spot that is simply aged differently than the rest of the dial. The tritium lume plots remain fully intact, showing no degradation when inspected under U.V. light, and remain bright white in color. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light.
None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.