1972 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Sigma 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. This Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt. This piece would make a great start for a new vintage collector, or be a great addition to an expanding collection.

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This specific ref. 1601 from 1972 would make a great start for a new vintage collector or be a great addition to an expanding collection. We love the Rolex Datejust for its simplicity and its classic sophistication. Perfectly worn in any setting from formal to casual. A Sigma dial is a Rolex dial named for the letters printed at the bottom of the dial at the 6 o'clock position. Most Rolex Datejust dials are commonly marked with “T Swiss T,” under the 6 o'clock marker, however, a Sigma dial is marked “σ T SWISS T σ.” This signifies the use of gold components within the dial.


Stock # RLXDJ1601-72/6
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 32XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Sigma"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case has been previously lightly polished, retaining thick and symmetrical lugs that show crisp lines and light signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel is in excellent condition with minimal signs of previous use. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee with 55 end pieces bracelet retains 21 links and shows normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet.


The silver sunburst "pie-pan" Sigma dial is beautifully preserved featuring a slight warmth with gentle aging, remaining in an overall wonderful vintage condition. The cream-colored tritium lume plots all remain fully intact and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial lume and the hands themselves exhibit normal oxidation for their age. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch is keeping time perfectly, previous service history is unknown.