1976 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1601) 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 1976 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 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 # RLXDJ1601-76/2
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1601
Serial 41XXXXX
Size Men's
Material SS
Dial Silver "Sigma"
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The case retains thick and symmetrical lugs that exhibit only minimal signs of previous polishing and light signs of use. The white gold fluted bezel has been very lightly polished in the past and remains in excellent condition with very light signs of use. The Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces retains 21 links that show normal stretch for the bracelet style and age.


The silver sunburst "pie-pan" sigma dial is in exceptional vintage condition, showing only the slightest signs of age. The tritium lume plots have taken on a yellow patina, under U.V. light inspection all the lume plots show as intact, but the 9, 10, and 11 o'clock lume plots show some degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial and show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The silver date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.


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