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.
We love the early Rolex DateJust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. This specific 1961 Datejust Ref.1601 in 18k YG is in exceptional condition, retaining its original no-lume champagne SWISS only "Pie Pan" dial which is sought after among collectors. The case is believed to be unpolished and the gold rivet bracelet completes the watches look. This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection.
Rolex 18K YG Rivet Bracelet W/ 76 End Pieces
CASE & BRACELET
The 18K yellow gold case of this Rolex Datejust ref. 1601 is believed to remain unpolished showing honest wear with strong case profiling and factory finishing. The 18K yellow gold bezel remains unpolished as well exhibiting no major wear signs. The original crystal shows very light crazings on the outer edge of the crystal. The 18K yellow gold Rolex Oyster rivet bracelet with 76 end pieces remains in wonderful condition showing very little wear and very light stretch from use.
DIAL & HANDS
This original and rare no-lume champagne SWISS only "Pie Pan" dial remains in flawless condition, showing no signs of wear or blemishes. The original nonluminous dauphine style hands are in exceptional condition. The metallic gold date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.
None, the watch is running at spec, previous service history is unknown.