Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

126 Rolex Very Fascinating and Esteemed Datejust Automatic Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 1601, With Satin Champagne Dial

Estimate: € 10,000 –⁠ 20,000

Sold € 14,300

Lot Description

Model: Datejust
Reference: 1601
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Pink Gold
Year: 1968
Movement: Automatic
Caliber: 1570
Case N°: 1822285
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

The Datejust's story began in 1945, when Rolex produced reference 4467 to commemorate the manufacture's 40th anniversary. Featuring a coin-edge bezel and an aperture for the date, the model showcased a completely new bracelet design named the "Jubilee". 14 years later, keeping the same DNA but with improved caliber and a reeded bezel, was introduced the reference 1601, such as the present specimen, that became a n immediate status symbol for Rolex and watches’ lovers. This very 1601 was manufactured in 1968 and features a rare and delightful champagne satin dial with applied baton indexes and hands, creating a perfect blend with the pink-gold Oyster case. This three-body case is wonderfully well preserved and has no evident signs of wearing but very deep and clear hallmarks on the lugs. Equipped with a gorgeous Jubilee bracelet, it is also powered by the caliber 1570 with “œil-de-perdrix” decoration.