Rolex Rolex Datejust 1601 from 1975 with a rare blue Buckley dial and a fluted gold bezel

Rolex Datejust 1601 from 1975 with a rare blue Buckley dial and a fluted gold bezel

€8.000,00
Brand: Rolex
Model: Datejust
Reference: 16013
Gender: Uni-sex
Year: 1973
Material: stainless steel
Dial Color: blue
Dimensions: 36 mm
Watch Movement: automatic
Bracelet/Strap: stainless steel bracelet
Box/Paper: WRIST ICONS leather pouch made by Jean Paul Menicucci if ordered at WRIST ICONS website
Condition: Excellent

WRISTICONS is proud to offer you a really are Rolex 1601 with a gorgeous looking blue Buckley dial. These ones don’t pop up that often. So if you better be smart and react fast!

 

Origins of the Buckley dial

The Rolex Buckley dial are named after an American watch dealer named John Buckley also known from his Instagram handle @tuscanyrose. He was the first one to describe the Rolex Datejust dials with the painted Roman numerals instead of applied Roman numerals. These dials have been made in various colors of which most of them are white. The rare variations are the black and blue ones.

The Buckley dial is seen on vintage Datejust models, including references 1601, 1603, 16014, and 16030.

During the time the Buckley dials were in production, they were not very popular, which means that today, there aren’t very many around. John Buckley was a proponent of the dials, although not very popular at the time, and therefore the watch community named these dials after him. In the early 2000's there was a renewed interest in the dials because collectors enjoy obtaining rare models that are also handsome and elegant. Buckley style dials can also be found on Oysterquartz models, Day-Date watches and even Tudor references.

 

 

Condition

This stunning example of the Rolex Datejust 1601 reference is in really good vintage condition. It has all the good parts what makes this a great looking vintage piece. The dial has a small scratch on the paint of the Roman numeral at V o’clock.

Notes: Absolutely stunning example of a super desirable Rolex Datejust 1601  with an attractive blue Buckley dial, original hands and original folded bracelet. Very hard to find these in this condition.

Overall, the Rolex Datejust 1601  is noteworthy, both for its design and execution. This Datejust is remarkably well preserved. 

As with all of our pre-owned watches this watch comes with a full 12 month warranty with ourselves that will be invoked from the day of purchase.

Viewings can be arranged at our office by appointment.

 

 

This particular watch has just undergone a full service. This work was carried out by our Rolex authorized watchmaker using Rolex parts.

 

As with all of our pre-owned watches this watch comes with a full 12 month warranty with ourselves that will be invoked from the day of purchase.

 

If you put it on your wrist, you feel you have locked and Wrist Icon!

 

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  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Datejust
  • Serial number: 3938716
  • Reference: 1601
  • Year: Circa 1975
  • caliber: Automatic 1570 movement with  26  jewels beating at 19.800 betas per hour.
  • Case: It has a stainless steel case with screw down case back. waterproof screw-down crownwhite gold fluted bezel, acrylic crystal.             Excellent case with some wear from use. Serial and reference numbers are crisp and well defined.
  • Dimensions: 36 mm diameter;
  • Crystal: Plexiglass
  • Dial: Excellent blue Buckley dial with Roman numerals with warm creamy markers.
  • Bracelet/Strap: stainless steel Rolex folded jubilee bracelet with a Rolex signed 9315H buckle. It wears really good, since it is still a tight bracelet with 55 end links. Bracelet has been polished and the Rolex crown on the clasp is nice & crisp.
  • Lug Width: 20mm
  • Box/Papers: only watch
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