1984 Rolex Datejust Saudi Logo Dial Ref. 16030 (Full Set)
Momentum by AIX Tempora, Ltd.
ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal St, DIFC, POBox 506645
United Arab Emirates
King Fahad - Middle Eastern Royals love to place their names or pictures on watch dials and given their influence they managed to get on big brands like Rolex and Patek Philippe. Here is a 1984 Rolex Datejust 16030 with a Silver dial bearing the Saudi Logo and name of the former King of Saudi Arabia, King Fahad on the dial. The watch is in beautiful vintage condition and comes in a nice collector's full set with original punched, dated and stamped warranty and box. Given the number of collectors of Middle Eastern Logo dials around the world this watch might not necessarily go back to Saudi Arabia but it has some charm if it goes back to the roots. In any case a beautiful collectible in a full set.
|Model||Datejust Saudi Logo dial|
|Case||Very nice vintage condition case showing some wear from age. The engine turned bezel is also in good condition. The lugs remain straight and even with crisp lug holes and nice factory finishing. Numbers between the lugs are crisp and fully intact|
|Bracelet / Strap||Very good matching Jubilee bracelet only showing little stretch from age.The bracelet has 21 links|
|Dial||Very nice silver dial with the Saudi Arabian logo and inscription 'Fahd', the name of the King in those days. The dial has original Tritium lume plots and matching hands.The surface of the dial shows light aging|
|Papers||Punched, dated and stamped Warranty by Saddik Al Attar, the AD in Saudi Arabia, hang tag, warranty 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.