1973 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Grey "Sigma" Dial
The Rolex Datejust is one of the most iconic and beloved Rolex watches ever made. This classic dress watch has been produced by the Swiss luxury watchmaker since 1945 and has remained a timeless classic that is instantly recognizable as an item of refined quality and functional design. The Datejust was designed for everyday wear, and its sleek and elegant design makes it one of the most universally loved watches for both men and women.
This 1973 Datejust ref. 1601 retains its original Grey "pie-pan" stick marker dial and is in excellent condition with its original Jubilee bracelet and white gold fluted bezel. This piece 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.
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.
|Bracelet||Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces|
The excellent case retains thick, symmetrical lugs that display minimal signs of previous polishing and only gentle signs of honest use. The white gold fluted bezel remains in extremely crisp condition with light signs of use present. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 23 links that show normal stretch for the style and age of the bracelet and will fit up to a 7 3/4-inch wrist.
The original grey sunburst "pie-pan" Sigma dial is in near-perfect condition, showing no damage or age whatsoever. The tritium lume plots have taken on a lovely golden patina, under U.V. light inspection the 3 o'clock and 9 o'clock lume plots exhibit light degradation but remain intact, the rest of the lume plots display no degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present under U.V. light inspection. The metallic date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.
None. The watch is keeping time, backed by our 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.