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1971 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust

1971 Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust


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  • Country of Manufacture - Switzerland
  • Year - 1970's
  • Serial - 2801044
  • Model - 1601
  • Movement & caliber -  N/A
  • Case diameter - 36mm
  • This Item is Final Sale

A stainless steel and eighteen carat white gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust reference 1601 model. The watch is an early "pie pan" dial, non-quick setting movement Datejust. The watch has a classic silver grey dial with a combination of traditional stick markers. This is a more unusual, and rare "no lume" dial, meaning that there are no luminous plots above the hour markers, or in the hands. The printing of the text and chapter hash marks are in black, which really pop from the dial.

The watch is powered by the classic Rolex, Swiss made, twenty five jewel automatic caliber 1560. A movement that also powered the iconic sports watches such as the GMT and the Submariner. It remains one of the last Datejust to be powered by this caliber. It was replaced in 1977 by the new, quick set date, updated caliber 3035.

Made circa 1971, with a serial number 2,801,XXX engraved between the lugs. The watch is in original condition, lightly polished over the years, and on a fairly tight Jubilee bracelet date stamped "4 71" having been made in the fourth quarter of 1971, so original to the watch. This is a superb looking, and rare non luminous version of the iconic Datejust, a model that is finally starting to garner the recognition it deserves. A better, more handsome example is hard to find.

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