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Rolex Datejust 1601 Rare Singer Block Dial

SKU: ROLEX253
Sale price$3,976.03 USD

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-Specifications

Brand
Rolex
Model
Oyster Perpetual Datejust
Reference
1601
Year
circa 1968
Serial
18xxxxxx
Movement
Automatic Cal.1570
Case
36mm
Material
Stainless Steel/White Gold
Bracelet
Oyster Jubilee Bracelet 6251H with 55 End Link
Bracelet Length
Approx 17.5cm (19 Links)
Includes
Watch and Bracelet Only
Box/Papers
No Box/No Paper
Notes
The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker recently
The case and bracelet have been polished in the service
Warranty
1-year Mechanical Warranty by us
Shipping
Global shipping via DHL Express with full insurance


*Model wrist size 16.5cm
-Description

Datejust is the Rolex's most famous automatic watch, was born in 1945.It is widely known as a watch that anyone can recognize at a glance from its distinctive appearance.

The Datejust mechanism, which instantly changes the date at midnight, is regarded as one of Rolex's three greatest inventions, together with the Oyster case and the automatic Perpetual mechanism, and the Datejust collection is the culmination of all these features.

Reference 1601 is a vintage model manufactured from the 1960s to the late 1970s. A major feature is the gold fluted bezel.

The dial is a silver dial with a sunray (sunburst) finish. The color has changed to a nice ivory color over time.

The biggest feature of this watch is the index. It has a very distinctive block shape and is different from the general bar index and the rare "Wide Boy".

The block-shaped indexes have a polished finish, and the center changes from white to black depending on the light.

This dial was featured in the 1967/68 catalog as a design attempt by Singer, the manufacturer of Rolex watch dials.

While many of the design ideas were archived and never produced, this dial is one of the few examples that made it into production. It is a prototype, and because of its extremely small production number, it is rarely seen.

The movement is automatic Cal.1570. This is an early model movement without the hack function.It has high accuracy and durability that passes chronometer standards, and is easy to maintain.

The bracelet comes with a folded Jubilee bracelet 6251H from the same era as the watch. You can see the sag due to age.

Rolex デイトジャスト 1601 シルバー "Singer Block" Watch ROLEX
Rolex Datejust 1601 Rare Singer Block Dial Sale price$3,976.03 USD

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