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Rolex Datejust 16238 'Saudi Swords'
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Coat of Arms of Saudi Arabia, better known as the Saudi Swords. The representing of 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 here and get back to more important things in life. Namely, watches. For today, nothing less than this Rolex Datejust 16238 dating back to 1992. The perfect watch for those who are too badass to wear a Day-Date. This piece is made out of 18k yellow gold and comes with an 18k yellow gold President bracelet, which was and still is an option for the golden Datejusts. Underneath the sapphire crystal, we’ll find the porcelain white ‘Saudi Swords’ dial with an 18k yellow gold applied Roman index. The watch runs on caliber 3135, is in great condition and only has some regular stretch on its bracelet.
We don't come across a reference 16238 that often. Especially not with such a rare configuration.
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. 16xxx (16000, 16030, 16014)The Datejust 16xxx (5 digits) is introduced in the late 1970s and recognizable by the flat dial. This ‘newer’ Datejust has an updated calibre 3035 with a Quick Set of the Date.