1977 Rolex Datejust Onyx Dial Ref. 1601 (with Papers & Orig. Invoice)
Onyx Datejust - When it comes to gold Rolexes the first thing coming to our minds are Day Dates which were exclusively made in precious metals. Another watch that, also has variants in white, yellow and even pink gold is the Datejust. White gold and pink gold examples are immensely rare but even yellow gold examples are becoming scarce. When rare dials come into the picture then the game changes. That being said, Datejusts since the early 1970s have been made with stone dials too. To mention a few, Lapis, Onyx, Jasper, Bloodstone and Malachite. The all time classic and probably most sought after stone dial is the Onyx which had its debut with the 1601 reference and was made for approx. 30 years. The example offered here is a 1977 reference 1601, the last year of production for a plexi Glass Datejust. It is fitted with a flawless and beautiful Onyx dial. The watch is overall in excellent condition for its age which a strong case retaining healthy lugs and a bracelet showing only little wear from age. This watch was initially sold by Bucherer in Geneva to a Kuwaiti client and comes with full paperwork including original purchase invoice, Warranty, hang tag, booklet and leather wallet. This is a rare opportunity to buy an excellent condition 1601 with Onyx dial, accompanied with very good documentation.
|Case||Excellent 18K case that shows only light wear from age. The lugs remain straight and even with beautiful factory finish. The fluted bezel is also in excellent condition and not showing much wear. Case numbers are clear and fully intact.|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good, matching and full length Jubilee bracelet showing little wear for its age.|
|Dial||Original and flawless Onyx dial with correct TSwissT designation and matching hands.|
|Price||AED 189,000 / USD 51,500
|Papers||Orig. filled, stamped and dated Warranty from Bucherer in Geneva, orig. purchase Invoice, booklets and wallet
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.