1972 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) White "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 # RLXDJ1601-72/7
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 29XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial White "Sigma"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case retains very thick and symmetrical lugs that show light signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel also remains in excellent condition with no notable signs of wear. The Rolex 6251H Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 22 links that show some stretch and will fit up to a 7 3/4-inch wrist.


The seldom-seen and sought-after white Sigma "pie pan" dial is in virtually flawless condition, showing no age or damage. The tritium lume plots have aged to a perfect creamy yellow patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly showing no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.