1972 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Silver "Wide Boy" Sigma Dial

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 fantastic starting point for a new vintage collector and is always a great addition to an expanding collection.  

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This 1972 Datejust ref. 1601 is fitted with a unique silver Sigma dial that features a sought-after dial layout, commonly referred to as the "Wide Boy" as the marker and hand configuration are much wider in look and design than the typical stick markers and baton hands more commonly found on Datejust references of the same era. 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 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 # RLXDJ1601-72/9
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 30XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver Sigma "Wide Boy"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces.


The excellent case retains thick and symmetrical lugs that feature minimal signs of previous polishing and honest signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel is crisp with only light signs of previous use. The Rolex rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces features a service 62510H claps and retains 22 links that show mild stretch for the style and age of the bracelet and will fit up to an 7 3/4-inch wrist.


The uncommon and original silver sunburst "pie-pan" Sigma "wide boy" dial is in beautiful, near perfect condition with no present damage. The tritium lume plots have taken on a handsome creamy patina with no degradation present under UV light inspection. The original tritium "wide boy" hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present when inspected under UV light. The metallic date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.


None. The is keeping time, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.