Tropical 1970 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 1600) "Faded Denim" Mosaic 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. 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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The textured dials, otherwise known and "mosaic" dials have been a consistent favorite for collectors, especially when housed in a Datejust as they were more commonly seen in Rolex 34mm models. Mosiac dials were produced in a variety of colors from, silver, grey, blue, taupe, and champagne all of which provide an artistic depth to the wearer's wrist while remaining understated and subtle.


Stock # RLXDJ1600-6
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 1600
Serial 28XXXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Tropical Mosiac
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 6251H Rolled-Link Jubilee Bracelet W/ 55 End Pieces


The excellent case retains extremely crisp finishing and dimensions throughout, showing minimal signs of previous polishing and light signs of honest use. The smooth stainless steel bezel is also is great condition, showing gentle signs of use. The original Rolex 6251H rolled-link Jubilee bracelet with 55 end pieces is stamped 1/72 and retains 22 links that show light stretch for the bracelet style and age. The bracelet will fit up to a 6 3/4-inch wrist, additional links can be added if needed. 


The incredibly beautiful and originally blue "Mosaic" dial has achieved an outstanding and unique "faded denim" tropical patina, which has changed the dial color to an even grey color with hints of the original blue color present throughout. The dial itself is in impressive condition and retains the integrity of the original Mosaic texture, with no notable elements of damage or age outside of the natural patina. The tritium lume lots all remain fully intact when inspected under UV light and have taken on a handsome creamy patina. The original tritium hands match the dial almost perfectly, under UV light inspection the minute hand shows nominal cracking and is stable, while the hour hand remains fully intact. The metallic date wheel is original with "open" 6's and 9's.


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