Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust in steel and 18 carat gold with a spectacular blue vignette diamond dial housing the renowned automatic Rolex 3135 movement.
The Datejust is perhaps 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, with all 22 links in stainless steel and solid 18 carat yellow gold, reference 62303 with solid end links and a small Rolex logo clasp in solid gold.
This reference 116233 Datejust has a fluted 18 carat gold bezel which is sharp with crisp contours, reflecting light beautifully, and an impeccable deep blue vignette dial with expertly applied diamond markers and gold text.
The sapphire crystal is scratch free. 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 serial number of this watch tells us it was made in ca 2004 and it is in very good condition with only very minor hair string scratches from normal use which are visible on close inspection (see the macro images). It looks like a new watch when worn. The bracelet is very tight with virtually no stretch.
A premium version a classic - dare we use the word iconic - watch that goes with anything.
The watch comes in its original Rolex box, with the original Rolex Datejust booklet, and a certificate of authenticity from Arlington Watches.
Men's / Unisex
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Oyster Perpetual Datejust
Automatic calibre 3135
Stainless steel and 18 ct gold
Screw-down crown, quick-set date, diamond markers
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Original Rolex Jubilee reference 62303 with 22 links and solid end links
Original Rolex box with original Rolex outer cartoon
Original Datejust booklet and a Certificate of Authenticity