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Rolex Datejust 1601 Linen Sigma Dial, 1972

Rolex Datejust 1601 Linen Sigma Dial, 1972

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Regular price £4,295.00
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There’s something timelessly stylish about this gorgeous 1972 Rolex Datejust 1601 Linen Dial. Especially when it boasts the added collectability of Sigma marking, a subtle 1970s feature signalling the use of gold parts in some Swiss mechanical watches to enhance their perceived intrinsic value. And then, of course, there are the hallowed words ‘Rolex’ and ‘superlative chronometer officially certified. They alone speak volumes about this classic watch design.

A Datejust 1601 Linen Dial makes the perfect statement

Are you young enough not to recall Madonna’s Number 1 with ‘Papa Don’t Preach’, or Alain Prost’s first two F1 1980s world championships? You’re after your first vintage watch, right? And it’s got to be from a top brand so it makes the perfect statement whether you’re dressed up or down. This Rolex Datejust Reference 1601, with its unmistakable fluted 18k white-gold bezel, obelisk hands and Cyclops magnifier, hits the spot perfectly – as it could for established Rolex collectors too. Either way, we’re sure you’ll love this example of a genuine icon…

Affordable and collectable

The vintage Datejust fits in anywhere, any time. It’s also an increasingly collectable timepiece too – and prices are rising. That’s another good reason why it makes sense to buy now and bag yourself one of the few remaining affordable vintage Rolexes. And, of course, this particular reference brings that rare, collectable ‘linen’ dial with its unmistakable, organic, cross-hatched surface – plus those conversation-starting Sigma marks below the six o’clock index.

Technical & Condition

Condition: The original linen dial is in excellent condition; the case and crystal have both been assessed as good.

Year: 1972

Case size (exc. crown): 36 mm

Case material: Stainless steel; Rolex-signed crown

Movement calibre: Automatic; Rolex Calibre 1570; just serviced

Strap/bracelet: Genuine Rolex Jubilee (good condition with slight stretching consistent with its age).


Box and papers: Our own plus a genuine Gold-on-green Rolex service pouch.

Make this your Rolex Datejust 1601 Linen Dial

For decades, the Rolex Datejust has been a genuine icon in a world where the word is used far too readily. Surely, as one of the last affordable vintage Rolexes, this Datejust 1601 with its linen dial and historically significant Sigma dial symbols, was made for your wrist? In a few days, you could be rocking this Swiss beauty in the office or at the nineteenth hole. Contact us today to make it yours.

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Key Information

Rolex Datejust 1601 Linen Sigma Dial, 1972

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Datejust
  • Ref.: 1601
  • Year: 1972
  • SKU: 1634


  • Movement Calibre: 1570
  • Movement Type: Automatic
  • Case Size: 36mm

Box and Papers:

  • Our Own

Condition Report

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Delivery within the UK is Free. Delivery within Europe is £60. Delivery for the Rest of the World is £80.


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