Rolex Datejust 16008 'Onyx'

Holy macaroni! Did you ever come by a 18k Datejust with smooth bezel and Onyx dial? This reference 16008 has it all.

Museum Piece
Rolex DatejustAfter World-war II Rolex created the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch that featured a date indication.

Introduction

Holy macaroni! Did you ever come by a 18k Datejust with smooth bezel and Onyx dial? This reference 16008 has it all.. Probably you couldn't wish for more. A stone dial in a Datejust is less common than a stone dial in a Day-Date. A Datejust with smooth bezel is less common than a fluted bezel. A Datejust in 18k gold.. well.. you get the picture. This is a rare bird which is sold in 1980 in Madrid. We have the original box and papers to prove it.

Description

Rolex DatejustAfter World-war II Rolex created the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch that featured a date indication. For the first 10 years of production the date, shown at the 3 o’clock position, was not yet enhanced by the well-known ‘Cyclop lens’. This lens was introduced in 1955 and magnified the date by 2.5 times. The Cyclop lens isn’t the only invention, that we can still see up to today, the Datejust set in motion. The Jubilee bracelet was designed especially for the Datejust. The iconic elegance of this 5 piece bracelet is a great match to –arguably- one of the best buys in the vintage watch market.