*Unpolished* 1982 Rolex Two-Tone Datejust (Ref. 16013) Black "Tiffany & Co." 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 lineup was at the end of the 1970s with the introduction of the first "flat dial" Datejust. The movement was vastly upgraded to the Rolex cal. 3035 quick-set movement. These Datejust variations are often referred to as "transitional" as they still feature the more classic acrylic crystals and tritium lume whilst housing many advancements.
“Tiffany & Co.” signed Rolex watches are the elusive and forever desirable variants of our favorite models offered by the horological house. Beginning in the late 1950s, Tiffany & Co. began printing their name on the dials of watches from various Swiss brands that were sold through their retail locations. Though they worked with a variety of brands in this era, the “Tiffany & Co.” co-branded Rolex are by far the most talked about, well-known, and collected amongst the lot, and for good reason. The relationship between Tiffany and Rolex carried on until the 1990s until Tiffany & Co. entered into an exclusive partnership with Patek Philippe. Interestingly, the Tiffany & Co. logos were printed by hand at the Tiffany Location in New York City, not by Rolex.
|Material||Stainless Steel / 14K Yellow Gold|
|Dial||Black "Tiffany & Co."|
|Bracelet||Rolex Two-Tone 62523-H14 Jubille Bracelet W/ 455J End Pieces|
CASE & BRACELET
The exceptional case is believed to remain unpolished with minimal signs of use while retaining strong factory finishing and crisp angles through the thick and symmetrical lugs. The original 14K yellow gold fluted bezel is also unpolished and has achieved an absolutely stunning patina with colors that range from a rosy red to deep purple. The original Rolex two-tone 62523-H14 Jubilee bracelet with 455J end pieces continues the beautiful patina of the bezel throughout the gold center links, the bracelet retains 22 links that show light stretch and will fit up to a 7 1/4-inch wrist.
DIAL & HANDS
The original black sunburst "Tiffany & Co." co-branded dial is in flawless original condition, showing no damage or age. The tritium lume plots have taken on a lovely creamy patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly with no degradation present under U.V. light inspection. The metallic gold date wheel is an early service unit with closed 6's and 9's.
None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.