1972 Rolex Datejust 18k YG Bark "Taupe Dial" (Ref. 1607)

The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved made by Rolex. Launched in 1945, it remains a timeless classic and is instantly recognizable as an item of superior quality and functional design. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a t-shirt. The DateJust would make a great start for a new vintage collector, and is always a great addition to an expanding collection.

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We love the early Rolex DateJust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. This specific 1972 Datejust Ref.1607 in 18k YG is very special as retains it original and uncommon taupe colored "Pie Pan" dial which is sought after among collectors. additionally, the bracelet and the bezel are bark finished which is very uncommon for 1607 reference Datejust examples and remains in superb and original condition. 


Stock # RLXDJYG1607-72
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1607
Serial 29XXXXX
Size Men's
Material 18k YG Bark Finish
Dial Rare Taupe
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet 18k Rolex Bark Jubilee


This 18k 1972 Ref 1607 is somewhat rare as the "bark" finishing was normally reserved for Rolex Day Date references within this specific era. The Rolex factory Bark finish on the bracelet and on the bezel remains in superb and original condition. The bracelet shows very minimal stretch and the overall condition of the case is stunning. All Rolex and gold hallmarks are intact and clearly visible on case and bracelet.


The original Taupe colored dial is very uncommon and seldom seen within all Rolex references of this era. The dial remains in excellent overall condition. All of teh tritium lume dots remain intact with a minor amount of degradation located at the 5 o'clock position on the dial as can be seen in the photos. The hands show no tritium loss or degradation but do show some light oxidation as can be seen in the photos. Dial and hands have bee 


The watch was fully serviced and running at COSC spec backed by a 1-year warranty on the accuracy of timekeeping.