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Rolex Datejust Ref. 16030, Rare Blue Sunburst Dial, 1981

Rolex Datejust Ref. 16030, Rare Blue Sunburst Dial, 1981

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Regular price $5,688.00
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A stunning example of the Rolex Datejust Ref. 16030 from circa 1981 featuring a rare blue sunburst dial. The Rolex Datejust is one of our favourite vintage watches, especially the later reference 16030 with its quick set date function. It's the perfect watch to dress up or down, is highly reliable and unlike most Rolex's is elegant rather than in your face. 

This example features a gorgeous blue sunburst dial with striking "torch" batons. The addition of the dial makes what is already a stunning watch pop just that little bit more. 

The Datejust was the first automatic timepiece to display the date in a window on the dial, and it was introduced in 1945 to commemorate Rolex's 40th anniversary. This reference 16030 Datejust is equipped with an Officially Certified Superlative Chronometer grade calibre 3035 automatic movement, making it not only a beautiful watch but also a reliable timekeeper.

Technical & Condition

Condition: Excellent condition throughout. The dial is clean and the end of the hour markers have taken on a torch-like look adding an additional point of interest. The case has bene polished in the past but remains in good shape. The movement is serviced and clean and the Jubilee reference 62510H bracelet remains in good shape and able to fit wrists upto approximately 17cm

Case size (exc. crown): 36mm

Case material: Steel

Movement: Automatic Calibre 3035 movement

Strap/bracelet: Jubilee 62510H 

Box and papers: Our Own

A vintage Datejust, suitable for all occasions!

This excellent example of one of our favourite vintage Rolex watches is sure to sell quickly, especially at this price. Make sure to snap this one up whilst you can!

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Key Information

Rolex Datejust Ref. 16030, Rare Blue Sunburst Dial, 1981

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Datejust
  • Ref.: Ref. 16030
  • Year: 1981
  • SKU: 1700


  • Movement Calibre: 3035
  • Movement Type: Automatic
  • Case Size: 36mm

Box and Papers:

  • Our Own

Condition Report

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