1979 Rolex Datejust Buckley Dial on Oyster Bracelet Ref. 16018
The Buckley Datejust - We will come straight to the point with this one. This 1979 Datejust reference 16018 is one hell of a Datejust. Let us tell you why this particular piece is so interesting. The 18K case is strong, retaining healthy and thick lugs and a excellent condition fluted bezel. Unlike most 18K gold Datejusts, the current example is fitted with a factory Oyster bracelet which makes such a difference. It is in great condition showing beautiful factory brushing, only showing very minor wear from age. The clasp code is matching with the case numbers. The dial, it is a off-white Buckley dial with matching black hands, the roman numerals are painted directly on the dial. Something you don't see very often on gold Datejusts. The luminous dots have evenly aged to a beautiful light brown color and adding to the aesthetics of this watch. The best word to describe its appearance on the wrist is 'powerful', yes, this watch looks so good on the wrist and pictures just wouldn't do justice.
|Model||Datejust Buckley dial on Oyster bracelet|
|Case||Excellent and sharp case that has been lightly polished in the past and is only showing light wear from age. The lugs remain healthy and fat with clear case numbers inbetween. The fluted bezel is also in excellent not showing any major wear|
|Bracelet / Strap||Excellent and rare Rivited Oyster bracelet showing only minor stretch from age. The edges are sharp and it has 12 links. Clasp code is matching to case serial and dating it to 1979|
|Dial||Excellent white Buckley dial which has aged to off-white hues with beautifully aged lume plots and matching black hands|
|Price||AED 95,000 / USD 25,900
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.