The still FACTORY ORIGINAL (non-refurbished) dial is in PERFECT condition. The crystal is in immaculate, scratch-free, condition. The case has some signs of wear. Please consider the pictures as well as the age of the watch.
The dial is likely an original Rolex factory replacement dial, judging by the different state of the aging of the luminescent material of the hands and dial.
Last service in 2019. The watch movement runs perfectly and all functions work perfectly as well.
Automatic Movement with Center Second
Gold sunburst dial with Rolex factory-original diamond-set indices
Two-Tone Steel and 18k yellow gold case
Plexiglas (factory original)
Genuine Rolex Crown (signed)
Date with Quickset function
36 mm diameter (w/o crown)
|Reference number|| 16000 16013 quickset Vintage Automatic Automatik Date Datum|
Fitted with a genuine leather Colareb strap made in Italy.
Splash Water Resistant (handwashing ok, not showering)
|Years of Construction|
The first Datejust was released in 1945 to commemorate the brand’s 40th anniversary and was unveiled at a jubilee celebration (hence the name of the new five-link bracelet that accompanied the watch). Of course, the Datejust was housed in an Oyster case (at the time of its release in 1926, the Oyster was the world’s first fully-integrated waterproof case), which had by that time become one of Rolex’s hallmark achievements. The watch was also a "Perpetual" timepiece. In other words, it was equipped with an automatic movement. The design language of the Datejust has remained true to its origins, and though the model has continued to evolve technologically, it retains its original pedigree as a dressy but capable sports watch and remains one of the cornerstones of the brand. This is a Datejust fit for a king! It seems that at some point in this Rolex’s life, its then-owner decided t have the dial replaced by a genuine Rolex factory replacement dal embellished with diamonds. Two-tone is on the rise, and what better way to celebrate it than with this diamond dial Datejust!