Rolex Datejust 16018 'Jasper Dial'Sold
Rolex Datejust 16018 'Jasper Dial'
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We are lucky enough to trade Datejusts on a weekly basis, all of them in pristine condition and stylish, but some truly take the cake. Especially when it comes down to rare configurations like stone dials. The owner of AVW has a degree in gemmology and he has been fascinated by stones for quite a while. His name is Jasper, which is exactly the name of the stone used in this superlative Rolex.Now, a 'Jasper dial', also referred to as 'Bloodstone', by itself already is a rare variant of the sought-after stone dials, yet we already managed to buy and sell some Day-Dates with Jasper dials. But to find one in a Datejust is something very special. Most importantly, the deep-green dial is spotless, barely has any red speckles and doesn't feature a single hairline, crack, mark or whatsoever.This piece dates back to the year 1978, which was the year they introduced the 5-digit Datejust references and upgraded the movement with a caliber 3035. The 18k yellow-gold case and bezel are in sharp condition and the watch comes on an 18k yellow-gold Jubilee bracelet with folding clasp. In this period we still see the Datejust with plexi crystal but Rolex decided to carry out the gold pieces with a sapphire crystal already.
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 on the Datejust.
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