Dimepiece Rolex Datejust
A stainless steel and eighteen carat gold Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust reference 16013. This is an exceptional and quite rare dial: a sand base with large printed black Roman numerals, chapter ring and printing for the text. This is a less common combination and is particularly interesting given the classic Rolex baton hands are also painted black, really standing out from the dial. These dials are often seen in white with black printing, or even the navy with white printing. It is very beautiful on the wrist.
The watch is fitted to a much less common Rolex stainless steel and eighteen carat gold Oyster bracelet with removable links in place, which, if needed, can be taken out to make the bracelet smaller. It is a later addition to the watch, as presumably the prior owner replaced a damaged or stretched out original version with this one twenty two years ago in the year 2000, as per the AB date code. There is very little stretch to it given its now twenty two years of wear and is still strong and tight. These more modern versions of the Oyster bracelet are definitely superior. The links are thick, as is the large amount of solid gold used on the center links. They are not as hollow as their earlier counterparts. These later versions were definitely improved from a manufacturing and design perspective.
The watch was made circa 1985 with serial number 875XXXX. The watch is in original condition, showing signs of light polishing to the case. However, the case is very strong, with thick lugs.The watch comes with its original punched Rolex papers, wax seal tag and Rolex Datejust green hang tag. The Datejust is perhaps one of the most produced models by Rolex, but examples like this are hard to come by, and in this condition, even more so. Not that it really matters, but this watch was also originally sold in Basel. A watch originally sold in the home country of Rolex!
18k Yellow Gold and Stainless Steel
Made in Switzerland
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