1971 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1600) Grey "Ghost" Dial W/ Guarantee Paper

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and most 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 and is always a great addition to an expanding collection.

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The "Ghost Dial" Datejust's are one of the most sought-after dial variants of Rolex Datejusts. The grey dial with white text has received the nickname "Ghost" dial as the white text printed on the dial in certain light blends into the medium grey finish. The "Ghost Dial" dial is a medium grey and not to be mistaken with the more commonly seen grey sunburst dial that has a more metallic-like look making This dial variant not only rare but highly sought-after by the vintage Rolex collector community!


Stock # RLXDJ160071
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1600
Serial 29XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless steel
Dial Grey "Ghost"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H "Rolled-Link" Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case has been very lightly polished in the past and retains thick and symmetrical lugs that show light signs of use. The smooth stainless steel bezel show light signs of use and is in strong overall condition. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 21 links that show some stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/2 inch wrist.


The satin grey pie-pan "ghost" dial is exceptionally well preserved, showing only minimal aging at the very edge of the dial. The dial is a pale grey coloration that blends with the white text at certain angles which creates the sought-after ghost effect. The tritium lume plots have taken on a pale creamy yellow coloration and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands have aged a shade lighter than the dial lume but match the overall aesthetic of the watch. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


The watch comes with its original Rolex guarantee paper. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.