The Rolex Datejust embodies everything a Rolex should be; elegant, reliable and robust. Originally launched in 1945 to mark the 40th anniversary of Wilsdorf & Davis (the company that would go onto become Rolex), the Datejust features a 36mm Oyster case, waterproof to 100m and powered by a certified chronometer movement.
The first Datejust was produced in yellow gold (as well as a small number in pink gold) followed by a steel and gold version and finally just steel. However it wasn’t until the early 1950’s that the name Date-just started appearing on the dial. Early examples also didn’t feature the infamous Cyclops lens that didn’t make an appearance on the Datejust until 1955.
This particular watch a reference 1600 is among the most refined Oysters ever produced by Rolex. The smooth bezel and clean dial make for an elegant, paired back design.
Produced in countless variations whichever Datejust you settle on you’ll be getting a watch with history, timeless style and robust enough to serve you for years to come.