Rolex Datejust 16018Sold
Rolex Datejust 16018
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We love the Datejust for its classic no-nonsense looks and this yellow gold baby with lemon-color dial is the perfect flavor!
While we love a Day-Date any day of the week, there is something about the Datejust's minimalist dial lay-out. Besides, it doesn’t happen that often that one runs into a gold Datejust as most people that were in the market for a full gold watch opted for the slightly more expensive Day-Date instead.
This 16018 dates back to 1978 and features a rare execution of the iconic champagne Rolex dial. Not only is the texture more matte, but the color of the dial leans heavily to lemon yellow rather than the gold color on most champagne dials. As a result, the watch takes on a playful and slightly less monochromatic look compared to your average yellow gold Rolex.
The iconic 18k yellow gold Oyster case measures a classic 36 mm and comes with a matching fluted bezel. The ref. 16018 is powered by the updated caliber 3035 with a handy quickset mechanism for the date function. The watch comes on an 18k yellow gold President bracelet with a concealed clasp.
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 10th anniversary of the Datejust in 1955, the magnifying ‘cyclops lens’ was introduced on the Datejust.