Rolex DateJust ref. 1601 (1963)
Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust ref. 1601 from 1963
For sale rare, early Datejust from the beginning of the 1960’s. Typical for these early 1601 watches are the leaf (dagger) hands filled with Radium. Till the mid 1960’s it was very common to use Radium as luminous material for watches. Later on dial manufacturers started to use Tritium and Luminova which we see in today’s modern watches. As the production and application of Radium dial and hands is very dangerous, rolex stopped using Radium for their dials or service dials after 1965. The piece we offer for sale still has its original Radium dial.
Stainless Steel case (36mm) with 18K white gold ‘fluted’ bezel. Silver dial (‘pie-pan’) with applied batons. Radium lume plots & leaf hands. Plexi glass. Automatic movement cal. 1570 with date. Stainless steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet (folded link) with Fliplock clasp. This was has been fully serviced & comes with Spiegelgracht Juweliers presentation box & 2-year warranty certificate.
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