Rolex is arguably the world's strongest brand, across all categories. It is immediately recognised and associated with success and luxury – a status symbol for the rich and famous. While this may not be the reason to own a Rolex, it does mean that the second-hand value of a well-preserved Rolex is unbeatable. We have seen many models appreciate in value over the years.
And Rolex make fantastic watches! This Datejust we have for sale is a COSC certified watch, which means that it lives up to the standard required to have the Chronometer marking on the dial. It winds automatically it keeps time very, very well.
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 all the links.
This Ref 16220 Datejust has an engine turned bezel and little roman numerals on the dial, adding some detail which creates a nice balance to the jubilee bracelet.
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. The cyclops is made out of the same scratch resistant sapphire as the rest of the crystal.
This watch is made in 2006 and has been taken very well care of. Never polished, tiny hair string scratches from use but nothing that's visible without close inspection. This is a splendid watch, real pleasure to wear. Goes well with a suit or as a rock star statement piece with jeans and T-shirt.
What we have here for sale is a full set. Not just "box & papers" but a complete set with the Rolex warranty, chronometre certification, all booklets, all bracelet links, inner box and outer box. Even the outer box looks almost like new. This is the kind of stuff too look for if buying a watch as an investment.
In addition to the original papers, this watch comes with a certificate of authenticity and one year warranty from Arlington Watches.
Men's / Unisex
Country of manufacture
Year of manufacture
Oyster Perpetual Datejust
Approx. case width excl. crown
Approx. case size lug-to-lug
Original Rolex Jubilee with all 22 links
Rolex Box and Rolex outer carton in good condition
Original Rolex Certification, all original booklets, Certificate of Authenticity