Rolex Datejust Ref 1601




It took me nearly three years to acquire my first two tone Rolex Datejust in pink gold. I had owned hundreds and handled almost thousands of vintage Datejusts and still, original pink gold eluded me. So when I managed to land my first, I sold it to a dear friend – I needed to keep it close. My second went to a loyal T&H client with an incredible passion for Datejusts. I am extremely proud to say that this is the third I’ve found to date.

Let me explain the allure here. Pink gold variants are not just rarer watches, they are (to many) more attractive. Beside a standard two tone, the pink gives off a markedly subtler look that helps the watch fly right under the radar.

This example, with its crispy steel case, rare pink gold fluted bezel, matching jubilee bracelet and beautiful linen dial further proves that less is more and there is still, after all of those years, value in vintage Rolex.

This is a Datejust grail and I can’t wait to congratulate its new owner.

Maker: Rolex
Model: Datejust Ref. 1601
Year: 1963
Case Diameter: 36 millimeters
Lug Width: 20 millimeters
Case Material: Stainless steel and Rose Gold
Case Condition: Good condition, small nicks and wear throughout
Dial Condition: Great condition, no blemishes
Bracelet: Original Rolex Steel and Rose Gold Jubilee Bracelet, wear throughout
Movement: Automatic Winding