1969 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Lavender Dial

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved Rolex watches ever created. Since the Datejust was launched in 1945 it has remained a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of quality and functional design.   

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Worn with ease in any setting, the Datejust is a classic for a reason. We love the early Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and understated sophistication and this example is no exception, featuring a beautiful and rare lavender "pie-pan" dial. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as with jeans and a tee shirt. 


Stock # RLXDJ1601-69/3
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 21XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Lavender
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 


The exceptional case is in superb original condition, boasting very thick and symmetrical lugs that show light signs of honest use. The white gold fluted bezel is also in excellent condition and features a subtle yet attractive warm oxidation. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet retains 22 links that show typical stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/2-inch wrist.


The original, stunning, and rare lavender "pie-pan" dial is in fantastic condition and features a vivid deep purple coloration. The tritium lume plots have achieved a beautiful golden coloration that contrasts off the dial perfectly, under U.V. light inspection the tritium lume plots show some subtle imperfections but remain full and round with no real degradation present. The original tritium hands have aged to a dark patina which is common in this era and they show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.