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Rolex Datejust Ref. 16013

$3,500

Pre-Owned Rolex 36mm Datejust Gold Dial Leather Strap, Ref. 16013

Rolex’s Datejust is the archetype of the classic watch thanks to functions and aesthetics that never go out of fashion. Launched in 1945 for the 40th anniversary of Rolex, it was the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch to display the date in a window at 3 o’clock on the dial.  The steel and gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust reference16013 is considered by many as a vintage reference because it includes an acrylic crystal (instead of sapphire) and tritium lume.  This Datejust reference 16013 still boasts a high-beat movement with self-winding and a COSC certified movement, as well as a quick-set date.  When introduced, the Datejust consolidated all the major innovations that Rolex had contributed to the modern wristwatch until then, and it continues to be a hallmark of Rolex.

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Additional information

Band Material

Leather

Band Color

Brown

Bezel

18K Yellow Gold

Box and Papers

No Box/Papers

Bracelet

Strap

Brand

Rolex

Caliber

3035

Case Material

Stainless Steel

Case Size

36mm

Caseback

Solid

Clasp

Tang

Complication

Date

Crown

Screw Down Crown

Crystal Material

Acrylic

Dial Color

Gold

Case Finish

Bright, Satin

Movement

Automatic

Warranty

1-Year Watchworks Guarantee

Item ID0680
Model #16013
Model NameDatejust
Year Produced1978
Serial Number52xxxxx

Description

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 its success.