1979 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 16014) Linen 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. The Datejust can be worn just as easily with a suit as it can be with jeans and a tee-shirt.

One of the largest evolutions for the Rolex Datejust model line up was at the end of the 1970s with the introduction of the first "flat dial" Datejust. The white gold bezel was upgraded from 14k to 18k white gold and the movement was vastly upgraded to the Rolex cal. 3035 quick-set movement. These Datejust variations are often referred to as being transitional as they still feature the more classic acrylic crystals whilst housing many advancements. 

Stock # RLXDJ1601479
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 16014
Serial 55XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Linen"
Millimeters 36mm
Bracelet 2pc Handmade Leather Strap



The strong case shows some signs of being lightly polished in the past and retains strong brushing on top of the very thick lugs. The 18k white gold fluted bezel is in wonderful unpolished condition. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc leather handmade strap.


The silver linen dial is both stunning and in perfect condition. The dial itself has taken on a subtle warmth and shows no blemishes or wear. The tritium lume plots have achieved an excellent orange patina, under U.V. light inspection the lume plots remain full and round without degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial nicely and show no degradation or lume loss under U.V. light inspection. The date wheel is era correct with open 6's and 9's.


None. The watch was just serviced and is running at COSC spec backed by our 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.