Rolex

*Unpolished* 1987 Rolex Datejust (Ref. 16030) "Tiffany & Co."

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 crown. 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. logo was printed by hand at the Tiffany Location in New York City, not done by Rolex directly, and also commonly feature a serialized code etched into the underside of the lug notating the addition of the Tiffany & Co. branding to the dial.

Stock # RLXDJ16030TIF
Brand Rolex
Style Datejust
Model 16030
Serial 94XXXX
Size Men's
Material Stainless Steel
Dial Silver "Tiffany & Co."
Millimeters 36
Bracelet Rolex 62510H Jubilee Bracelet w/ 555 End Pieces

 

CASE & BRACELET

The crisp and excellently preserved case is believed to remain unpolished, showing light signs of use and strong factory finishing throughout. The stainless steel engine-turned bezel is unpolished and exhibits only very light signs of use. The Rolex 62510H "D-link" Jubilee bracelet with 555 end pieces retains 21 links that display some light stretch from use. The Tiffany & Co. serial number is visible under the top left lug which is correct and original to the watch.

DIAL & HANDS

The original silver sunburst "Tiffany & Co." co-branded dial is in simply exceptional condition, showing no damage or signs of age. The tritium lume plots show no degradation when inspected under U.V. light and have taken on a lovely bright yellow patina. The original tritium hands match the dial perfectly and display no degradation when inspected under U.V. light. The white date wheel is original with open 6's and 9's.

ACCESSORIES 

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