1961 Rolex Datejust Serpico Y Laino Ref. 1602 (with rare original bracelet)
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
Serpico y Laino - The South American Dream. What we have here is a 1961 Rolex Datejust reference 1602 in yellow gold. The case is beautifully factory decorated with the morellis finish present on the bezel and lugs. The geometrical motif on the case is extremely well preserved and also present on the matching tile style bracelet which seems to be hardly worn. The mint condition silver dial with applied batons still has all lume plots fully in place and are matching the hands. This insanely beautiful Datejust was retailed by the famous Venezuelan retailer Serpico y Laino, known as one of the best watches retailers in the whole of South America. Many historically important watches were sold by SyL and they are considerably collectible given the history and provenance of the retailer. We see them popping up at auctions every now and then, and whenever they do, collectors pay sound amounts to get their hands on them. We truly believe this is a rare opportunity to acquire not only a Serpico Y Laino signed Rolex but an exceptionally rare and well preserved example of this very unique and beautiful watch.
|Model||Datejust Serpico Y Laino|
|Case||Excellent 18K case featuring the rare Morellis finish. The carved and engraved decoration on the lugs and bezel is prominent and very well preserved. Reference and serial numbers are clean and fully intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Extremely rare gold tile brick bracelet with a beautiful geometrical motif in the center links. The clasp has a beautiful hobnail design. The overall condition of the bracelet is mint, seems like it hasn't been worn much if at all|
|Dial||Excellent silver dial with applied batons. The original luminous is in fully intact on the dial as well as on the hands. The dial features the name of the famous South American Retailer Serpico Y Laino, the probably best South American retailer|
Released in 1945 to celebrate the brand’s 40th anniversary, the Datejust was the first automatic chronometer wristwatch to indicate the date through a window on the dial. The Datejust is characterized by its date window under the ‘cyclops’ window. Iconic vintage Datejusts were made in 36mm case diameter, with a range of steel and precious metal versions.