1971 Rolex Datejust Rose Gold & Stainless Steel (Ref. 1601) W/ Box and Papers

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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We at Craft & Tailored love this 1971 Datejust Ref. 1601 in two tone rose gold. Unique in nature being a rose gold variant as opposed to the more common yellow gold. Accompanied by its original 14k rose gold bezel and Ref. 6252H14 folded link two tone jubilee bracelet. Additionally, this specific example retains its original inner and outer boxes as well as the original papers and manuals. This perfect dress piece that sets itself apart from the crowd as an understated statement of individuality!



Stock # RLXTTDJ1601-71
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 26XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS/14K RG
Dial Silver Dial
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6252H14 Jubilee Bracelet 255/R Ends


This very thick Datejust case retains its original factory finishing and we believe this case to be in unpolished condition. The original 14k rose gold fluted bezel remains unpolished showing gentle wear from use, and the original rose gold twin lock crown.  The watch comes complete on an original Rolex 6252H14 folded link two tone 14k rose gold Jubilee bracelet stamped 4/71 with the era correct 255/R end links. The bracelet is in excellent condition exhibiting some stretch, but overall very impressive considering the material and style of jubilee bracelet for this specific era.


The silver "pie pan" dial with rose gold stick markers has developed a wonderful and even patina. The tritium filled hands and lume dots are in beautiful original condition and have achieved a wonderful creamy patina. Both the hands and the lume dots show no visible lume degradation under UV light. 


Watch comes complete with inner and outer boxes, and original Rolex paperwork. Watch was just serviced and running at COSC spec. The watch will come with a 1-year warranty of accurate time keeping.