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Rolex. Exceptional and Rare, Datejust, Automatic Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Black...

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Estimate € 10000 - 20000

Model: Datejust
Reference: 1601
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1964
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1575
Case N°: 1007986
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

Introduced in the post-World War II era, in 1945, to commemorate Rolex’s 40th anniversary, the Rolex Datejust stands as an enduring symbol of horological excellence. Regarded not only as an iconic timepiece for the brand but also as a global horological legend, the Datejust holds the distinction of being one of the longest continuously produced models in Rolex’s storied history. Following the ref. 6600 series, Rolex unveiled the ref. 1600 series in 1959, featuring the newly developed cal. 1565. This marked a pivotal moment, shaping the Datejust into what is now recognized as the first modern iteration. Departing from the Rolex Bubbleback aesthetic, the ref. 1601 introduced a sleeker case design, setting the stage for the model’s enduring success. The present lot, a captivating example of the reference 1601, crafted entirely from yellow gold, dates back to 1964. The watch not only boasts a beautifully preserved case with crisp hallmarks and bevels but also features a dial that exudes charm with its supercool black gilt composition and gold baton indexes. The iconic fluted bezel, a hallmark of the Datejust series, remains sharp, adding a touch of sophistication to the watch’s overall design. Complementing the ensemble, the timepiece is adorned with a president bracelet, known for its timeless elegance. One of the standout features of the Datejust is its ability to instantaneously change the date at midnight, a technological marvel that set it apart from its competitors. This functionality, coupled with its timeless design, contributes to the enduring popularity of the Datejust series. As a beautiful embodiment of Rolex’s legacy, this Datejust Ref. 1601 in yellow gold is a timeless tribute to elegance and precision. For collectors and enthusiasts alike, this watch represents a chance to own a piece of horological history that continues to stand the test of time.

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Estimate € 10000 - 20000

Model: Datejust
Reference: 1601
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow Gold
Year: 1964
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1575
Case N°: 1007986
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case

Introduced in the post-World War II era, in 1945, to commemorate Rolex’s 40th anniversary, the Rolex Datejust stands as an enduring symbol of horological excellence. Regarded not only as an iconic timepiece for the brand but also as a global horological legend, the Datejust holds the distinction of being one of the longest continuously produced models in Rolex’s storied history. Following the ref. 6600 series, Rolex unveiled the ref. 1600 series in 1959, featuring the newly developed cal. 1565. This marked a pivotal moment, shaping the Datejust into what is now recognized as the first modern iteration. Departing from the Rolex Bubbleback aesthetic, the ref. 1601 introduced a sleeker case design, setting the stage for the model’s enduring success. The present lot, a captivating example of the reference 1601, crafted entirely from yellow gold, dates back to 1964. The watch not only boasts a beautifully preserved case with crisp hallmarks and bevels but also features a dial that exudes charm with its supercool black gilt composition and gold baton indexes. The iconic fluted bezel, a hallmark of the Datejust series, remains sharp, adding a touch of sophistication to the watch’s overall design. Complementing the ensemble, the timepiece is adorned with a president bracelet, known for its timeless elegance. One of the standout features of the Datejust is its ability to instantaneously change the date at midnight, a technological marvel that set it apart from its competitors. This functionality, coupled with its timeless design, contributes to the enduring popularity of the Datejust series. As a beautiful embodiment of Rolex’s legacy, this Datejust Ref. 1601 in yellow gold is a timeless tribute to elegance and precision. For collectors and enthusiasts alike, this watch represents a chance to own a piece of horological history that continues to stand the test of time.

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