Rolex Datejust 16238 'Black Pyramid'

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Pair an understated Datejust with a pyramid dial and you got yourself a statement watch any pharaoh would envy.This ref. 16238 comes in the classic Datejust packaging: a 36 mm Oyster case executed in 18k yellow gold, a matching gold fluted bezel, and an 18k yellow gold Jubilee bracelet. The watch features an uncommon black pyramid dial with applied 18k yellow gold Roman numerals and a correct closed (no-lume) handset.This ref. 16238 dates back to 1991 and is one of the earliest watches to feature the upgraded caliber 3135 automatic movement. This movement was so sturdy and reliable that Rolex only introduced a successor in 2019, a whopping 30 years after the introduction of the 3135.The case and bracelet are in excellent condition, quite a feat for a 30 year old gold watch. Gold Datejusts are noteworthy by themselves, but it's even more special when you find one with such an uncommon dial and in a condition this good.


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 tenth anniversary of the Datejust in 1955, the magnifying ‘cyclops lens’ was introduced on the Datejust.Ref. 162xxThe Datejust 162xx references were introduced in the late 1980s. This fourth generation of Datejusts was the first to see the introduction of a sturdy and scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. These models also incorporated the new caliber 3135 automatic movement.


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