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Rolex Datejust 1601 "Sigma Dial", 1973

Rolex Datejust 1601 "Sigma Dial", 1973

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Regular price £3,595.00
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A beautiful example of the Rolex Datejust 1601 featuring a rare "Sigma" dial. Presented in excellent overall condition, this vintage Datejust reference 1601 hails from circa 1973.

This example features a rare and collectible "Sigma" dial as identified by the "σ T SWISS T σ" text at the base of the dial. The "σ" being the lower case Greek letter sigma. When gold prices quintupled between 1970 and 1974, the sigma marks were intended to show the use of gold on the dial and increase its perceived value. Hodinkee did a fascinating write-up on the subject of Sigma dials which we'd highly recommend.


- Dial: Excellent;

- Case: Good. A couple of small marks but overall good condition;

- Movement: Serviced;

- Bracelet: Good condition. 17.5cm;

- Box and Papers: Our Own.

Overall this is an excellent example of the timeless Rolex Datejust 1601. The added benefit of the Sigma dial makes this all the more collectible, especially at a time when vintage Datejusts are seeing record levels of demand! Priced as it is we don't expect this to hang around for long!

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Key Information

Rolex Datejust 1601 "Sigma Dial", 1973

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Rolex
  • Model: Datejust
  • Ref.: 1601 'Sigma Dial'
  • Year: 1973
  • SKU: 1636


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

Box and Papers:

  • Our Own

Condition Report

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