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Original silver crosshatched dial, known as a “linen” dial, is one of the most desirable dial variants. Also referred to as “pie pan” dials due to the sloping edge of the dial. This detail is why the four digit Datejust references are much admired amongst collectors. The dial is signed “T Swiss T” referring to the original tritium luminous used on the dial. The dial has not been touched by us and remains in excellent original condition.
Ref. 1601 in 18k solid yellow gold with fluted bezel. The 2.2 million serial number in-between the lugs denotes to the year of production to 1969. This reference also indicates that the case is fitted with a plexiglass crystal with a “Cyclops” magnifying the date display. The case has been professionally polished by our watchmakers giving the watch a stunning aesthetic. The yellow gold bezel has been sympathetically polished by hand so that it retains the original fluted edges. This is one of the reasons why our watches are presented in the highest quality in terms of condition. The crown is an original gold Rolex Oyster Twinlock screw down crown.
This watch is fitted with a quality Watches of Knightsbridge genuine alligator strap in brown, with gold plated Rolex pin buckle. Smaller leather straps can be ordered on request.
The Rolex Datejust is one of the most quintessential yet understated Rolex models produced
Originally launched in 1945, it has remained a timeless classic and is renowned for its quality and functionality.