Datejust 36

1969

£6,450

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Model name
Datejust 36
Year
1969
Metal
18k Solid Yellow Gold
Reference
1601
Dial
Silver Linen
Serial
22XXXXX
Style
Men's / Unisex
Bezel
Fluted
Indexes
Baton
Case
36mm
Bracelet
Leather
Bracelet size
160-210mm
Crystal
Plexiglass
Box & Paperwork
Oysterbar
Movement
Automatic Cal. 1570
Condition
Excellent
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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.

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DIAL
Original silver linen dial

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.

CASE
18k solid yellow gold case with fluted bezel

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.

BRACELET
GENUINE ALLIGATOR STRAP WITH ROLEX PIN BUCKLE

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.

Box & Paperwork

This watch comes with one of our bespoke green leather boxes that are made in Italy. It is also accompanied by our Oysterbar Certificate of Authenticity, and a certificate from The Watch Register stating that the watch has cleared their extensive database of lost & stolen watches.

Oysterbar Guarantee

This watch has been checked, serviced & tested by our experts and watchmakers, so that we can guarantee the authenticity and provide a one year mechanical warranty.