Rolex Datejust 1601 'Rose Bicolor'

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Many people love the warm tones of rose gold but we hardly ever see this type of gold on vintage Rolex watches. Why is that? Well, for the very reason that Rolex stopped producing rose-gold - also called pink-gold - watches somewhere in the '70s. The Swiss watch manufacturer - with exception of the Tridor - only started using rose-gold in watches again somewhere in the end of the '90s. Accordingly, rose-gold Rolex watches were produced for a very short period of time and therefore are very rare. Fortunately, you guys got a plug for the finest watches. This reference 1601/3 is 18k rose gold and steel. It dates back to 1965 and is powered by caliber 1560. The classic characteristics we love are the champagne pie pan dial and the plexi crystal. But la crème de la crème are the rose-gold leaf hands and the faceted hour markers. 


Rolex DatejustIn 1945 Rolex created the flagship Datejust to mark the company’s 40th anniversary. This model was the world’s first self-winding wristwatch with a date indication. With the Datejust, Rolex also introduced the iconic 5-piece Jubilee bracelet, first in solid gold and later in bicolor and stainless steel. On the 10th anniversary of the Datejust in 1955, the magnifying ‘cyclops lens’ was introduced.Reference 1601The Datejust 16xx-series were produced between the '60s and the '70s. If you are looking for a vintage ‘daily beater’ this might be the perfect watch for you. They are affordable, user friendly and possess a timeless elegance that can be combined with basically, any outfit and every occasion. The Datejust usually comes on a Jubilee bracelet (which was especially designed for this watch). The reference 1601 has an 18k white-, yellow- or rose-gold fluted bezel and the case is from steel or gold. There is a wide variety of dial colours and configurations. Typical for Datejust models from this era are the pie pan dials: dials that look like upside-down pie pans because of the concentric ring that slopes downwards from the flat centre.


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