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Rolex Datejust Ref. 1601


Vintage Rolex 36mm Datejust, Champagne Dial, Jubilee Bracelet, Ref. 1601

The Rolex Datejust is one of Rolex’s most iconic and enduring models, first introduced in 1945. It was the first wristwatch to display the date through a window on the dial, a feature that quickly became a standard in the industry. Over the years, the Datejust has undergone numerous updates and improvements, but its classic design and functionality have remained largely unchanged. It remains one of Rolex’s most popular and recognizable models to this day.

The Rolex Datejust 1601, a timeless classic that combines luxurious style with exceptional functionality. Featuring a beautiful champagne dial with gold stick hour markers and tritium plots, this watch also boasts a convenient date reference. The 36mm stainless steel case is accented by an 18k yellow gold fluted bezel, adding a touch of elegance to the design. Completing the look is the stainless steel and 18k yellow gold Jubilee bracelet, which ensures both comfort and durability. With its perfect combination of style and performance, the Rolex Datejust 1601 is a must have for any watch enthusiast.

Note: This 1970’s Datejust is fitted with the early Swiss Jubilee bracelet with folded edges. Though not mint, it is rather good condition for its age.

Only 1 left in stock

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Additional information

Band Material

Stainless Steel, 18k Yellow Gold

Band Type

Jubilee Bracelet


Fluted, 18k Yellow Gold

Box and Papers

No Box | No Papers





Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size







Screw Down

Crystal Material


Dial Color





35mm – 39mm


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Item ID0006069
Model #1601
Model NameDatejust
Year Producedca. 1972
Serial Number3XXXXXX


Rolex is recognized throughout the world not only as a brand associated with luxury, but as a watch that is both luxurious and precise.  For Rolex, this hard-won and well-deserved recognition was never in doubt.  The founder, Hans Wilsdorf named the company Rolex to be pronounceable in any language, as he anticipated the acclaim his company would receive due to relentless pursuit of precision and accuracy in a wristwatch.  Soon after its founding, Rolex produced the first wristwatch to receive the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, which was followed rapidly by receipt of a certificate of precision from the Kew Observatory in Great Britain.  From those roots Rolex built a legacy of innovation.  The Oyster watch was the first waterproof and dustproof wristwatch in 1926, followed by the first self-winding Perpetual rotor.  Building once again on innovation, the Datejust became the first self-winding wrist chronometer to include a date in a window on the dial.  Adventurous women and men who strive to make history have chosen Rolex for their expedition, which both perpetuates the brand’s claim to precision and dependability as well as attests to its veracity.  Hans Wilsdorf may have anticipated the acclaim Rolex would someday achieve, but even he might have been impressed with its success.