1974 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) Grey 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 wonderful starting point for a new vintage collector and is always a great addition to an expanding collection.

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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 # RLXDJ1601-74
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 38XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Grey "Sigma"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The thick case remains in very strong condition with very full and symmetrical lugs that show light signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel is in beautiful condition with minimal signs of previous use. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 22 links that show moderate stretch for the style and age of the bracelet and will fit up to a 7 3/4 inch wrist.


 The grey "pie pan" Sigma dial is simply flawless, showing no age or damage whatsoever. The tritium lume plots have aged to a strong golden yellow coloration and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original hands have aged a shade lighter the the lume plots and match the overall aesthetic of the watch, under U.V light inspection the hands exhibit no degradation. The metallic date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.


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