1989 Rolex Two-Tone Datejust (Ref. 16233) "Peaches & Cream" Roman Numeral 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.
The Rolex Datejust ref. 16233 is a transitional reference as it features a tritium dial but features numerous upgrades such as a sapphire crystal and the Rolex Cal. 3135 movement which features a quick-set date function.
The beautifully creamy peach Roman numeral dial started life completely white and earned this exceptional patina through time and age. Accompanied by thick-font Roman numerals on the dial and an impressive two-tone case, this Rolex Datejust ref. 16233 is genuinely unique but also versatile enough for everyday wear.
|Material||SS / 18K YG|
|Dial||"Peach"W/ Roman Numerals|
|Bracelet||Rolex 62523 H18 Two-Tone Jubilee Bracelet W/ 455 B End Pieces|
The exceptionally thick case appears to have maybe been polished once previously and retains very symmetrical lugs that show light signs of honest use, there is a minor dent on the inside of the bottom right lug that is not noticeable from the front of the watch. The 18K yellow gold flute bezel shows a gentle previous polish and retains defined fluted and subtle signs of previous use. The case back retains excellent near-factory dimensions. The original Rolex 62523 H18 two-tone Jubilee bracelet with 455B end pieces retains 22 links that show some stretch and will fit up to an 8-inch wrist.
The original and incredibly impressive dial is in virtually flawless condition, showing no age or damage on the dial whatsoever. The originally white dial has aged to a gorgeous creamy-peach coloration, making for an overall unique aesthetic to the watch. The tritium lume plots feature a subtle eggshell coloration and all remain intact, under U.V. light inspection the 1 o'clock lume plot features very minor degradation. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present under U.V. light inspection.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.