1970 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1600) Lavender Dial W/ Papers & Accessories

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.    

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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.


Stock # RLXDJ1600
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1600
Serial 23XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Lavender
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex "U.S.A. Made" Oval-Link Jubilee Bracelet


The excellent case retains full and symmetrical lugs that have been gently polished in the past and show minimal signs of use. The smooth stainless steel bezel is both uncommon and in excellent condition, exhibiting minimal signs of wear. The original Rolex "U.S.A. Made" oval-link Jubilee bracelet features the case serial number hand engraved inside the clasp and retains 21 links that show normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet. The bracelet will fit a wrist up to 7 1/2 inches. 


The original and sought-after lavender "pie-pan" dial features a vivid purple coloration and is in exceptional condition, showing no blemishes or notable signs of age. The tritium lume plots around the dial have taken on a creamy yellow patina that contrasts with the dial perfectly, under U.V. light inspection the lume plots display no degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and show no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


The watch comes complete with its original Rolex Guarantee paper, booklet, translation papers, green Rolex document wallet, and the Datejust box info card. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.