Rolex Datejust Ref 1600




It's not a 1601 or a 1603, it's a second generation Datejust with a smooth bezel, it's a 1600 – and it has a sigma linen dial. Datejusts like this don't come up often, I'll tell you that. Finding one of the three rare variables that exist simultaneously on this beautiful example alone is a feat in and of itself, but we got lucky. Backing up, I'll say it a thousand times – it's the perfect watch. A vintage Rolex Datejust is one of the few material items that you can both enjoy for the rest of your life and, when the day comes, pass down to the next generation to do the same. A watch like this is never out of place – from Irish car bombs on a NATO to boring C-suite meetings on a cordovan strap, it never fails to serve you well, impressing the tasteful. Dialing back in, this example, with its incredibly crispy steel case, rare smooth yellow gold bezel and beautiful (and oh so rare) champagne linen sigma dial and stick handset further proves that less is more and there is still, after all of those years, value in vintage Rolex. This is one of my favorite watches and I know it’ll never disappoint.

Maker: Rolex
Model: Datejust Ref. 1600
Year: 1973
Case Diameter: 36 millimeters
Lug Width: 20 millimeters
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Condition: Great condition, sharp lugs
Dial Condition: Great condition, no damage
Bracelet: Green double stitch leather strap
Movement: Automatic winding