Rolex Datejust 16220 ‘Saudi Swords’
Over the years, mostly during the ’50s until the ’80s, Rolex has made many dials with logos and military insignas. Primarily, for the Arab market. Probably, the logo dial started as a special order from a good client, became more popular and finally, Rolex made these dials as gifts for their best customers. Coat of Arms of Saudi Arabia, better known as the Saudi Swords, represent the foundation of modern Saudi Arabia which resulted out of the fusion between the kingdom of Hejaz and the Sultanate of Najd. The palm tree represents vitality and growth while the crossed scimitars symbolize justice and strength rooted in faith.
For now, we’ll end the history lesson right here and get back to more important things in life. Namely, watches. For today, nothing less than this Rolex Datejust 16220 dating back to 1996. The perfect watch for those who are too badass to wear a regular Datejust. The 16220 – Datejust from stainless steel with a stainless steel, engine-turned bezel and quickset function calibre 3035 – that we have on offer has a silver dial with the ‘Saudi Swords’ crest displayed above the 6-hour position. The watch has a case (36 mm) and Jubilee bracelet from stainless steel and the dial is protected by a sapphire crystal.