Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust in steel and 18 carat gold with the automatic Rolex 3035 movement.
The Datejust is one of the most classic Rolex designs, and there have been a few variations over the years. It was first released on the jubilee celebration in 1945 on the 40th anniversary of the Rolex corporation. This is how the Jubilee bracelet got its name. In later years, Datejusts have come on various bracelets, and on the second-hand market you'll find examples fitted on leather straps, but the Jubilee is the most historically correct bracelet for a Datejust. And it is super comfortable on your wrist. The Datejust we have here for sale comes on its original Jubilee bracelet, complete with 22 links in stainless steel and 18 carat yellow gold, reference 62523H with 455 end links.
This reference 16013 Datejust has a fluted 18 carat gold bezel and an impeccable gold dial. It doesn't get more "Rolex" than this!
The magnifying cyclops date window is an instantly recognisable Rolex signum. In contrast to the date complication on many other watches, where they have tried to hide the date, the Datejust proudly magnifies it. Perhaps because the Datejust was the first watch with a date that automatically switched over at midnight.
This watch is made in 1983 and it is in good condition with wear commensurate with its age. There are scratches on the case, bracelet and the acrylic crystal which are visible on close inspection but don't detract from the beauty of this watch when worn. Importantly the case has not been over polished and so the shape and brushed finish is still there with sharp contours. The natural softness of the 18 ct gold links has developed stretch over the years and is still in working order but as can be seen on the pictures it really has stretched quite a bit!
A classic - dare we use the word iconic - watch that goes with anything.
The watch comes in a high quality zipped and padded travel case and a certificate of authenticity from Arlington Watches.
Men's / Unisex
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Oyster Perpetual Datejust
8 ,04*, ***
Automatic calibre 3035
Stainless steel and 18 ct gold
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Original Rolex Jubilee reference 62523H with 22 links and 455 end links