1972 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) "Satin Slate Non-Luminous Dial"

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.

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This lovely Rolex ref. 1601 from 1972 features a slate satin non-luminous dial which is both stunning and very uncommon, this 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. Perfectly worn in any setting from formal to casual.


Stock # RLXDJ160172
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 30XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Slate "Satin"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The sharp case remains extremely thick and symmetrical. It's possible the case saw a very light polishing in its past and shows honest signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel is unpolished and shows light signs of honest use. The original case back is signed 1600 which is common for this reference and is dated I.72. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet retains 22 links that shows some stretch, which is common for bracelets from this era and style.


The satin slate non-luminous dial is both rare and beautiful. The dial itself is in impressive condition, showing no major signs of age and only a few light marks that are only visible under loupe. The non-luminous solid steel hands are in excellent condition as well, and exhibit light oxidation. The metallic date wheel is era-correct with open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time within COSC spec, backed by a 1-years warranty on accurate timekeeping.