In 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 tenth anniversary of the Datejust, in 1955, the magnifying ‘cyclops lens’ was introduced on the Datejust.
REF. 16xxx (16000, 16030, 16014)
The Datejust 16xxx (5 digits) was introduced in the late ’70s and recognizable by the flat dial. This ‘newer’ Datejust has an updated calibre 3035 with a quickset date function.