1975 Rolex Datejust 18K Onyx Dial Ref. 1601
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
The Tuxedo - this Datejust is one rare watch. Stone dials in general appear in 5-digit Day Date references, none of them are known to ever have been fitted into 4-digit Day Date references. The only 36mm reference fitted with a stone dial is the 1601 and like on the Day Date examples, the stone dials were only fitted in precious metal cases. The watch dates to 1975 and is in beautiful condition. The case is strong and well defined. The seemingly full length bracelet is earlier but in very good condition. The main highlight is without a doubt the dial. The original Onyx dial is in excellent condition, not showing any wear from age. The surface is immaculate and free of any chips, hairlines or cracks. The gold graphics are perfect and don't show any imperfections. To see an Onyx dial in a 4 digit references, its already a rare picture but to see one in great condition is difficult.
|Model||Oyster Datejust 18K Onyx dial|
|Case||Very good 18K case that is showing little wear from age. The fluted bezel is also in good condition. Numbers between the lugs are clear|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good earlier Jubilee bracelet showing only little wear from age. The clasp is stamped 55.|
|Dial||Excellent Onyx dial with gilt print, signed TSwissT|
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.