Rolex Datejust Bicolour Turn-o-graph 16263 (1997) with Box & Papers
One of history’s most highly esteemed timepieces, the Rolex Datejust continues to extend its monumental legacy through each release. This particular rare 16263 model from 1997 is highly, and unsurprisingly, sought after in the collecting community due to its rare and desirable white dial with gold roman numerals. This watch’s breath-taking design extends to its bicolour case and bracelet variation; a glorious combination of elegant gold flavours and crisp steel detailing. This watch’s rarity lends itself to its rotating turn-o-graph bezel, which was an unusual design feature at the time. Upon its release, sales were slow due to customer perceptions toward this Datejust as a sports watch, thus causing this reference to suffer against other models in the sports watch market. Subsequently this watch’s limited release and emergent status as ‘the most elegant sports watch ever made’ causes this model to be treasured by collectors today. This particular model’s rarity is only heightened by its outstanding condition and its inclusion of original inner and outer packaging as well as relevant paperwork and guarantee dated 02/08/1997. With this incredible full set comes a rare opportunity to invest in a widely adored timepiece from the world’s most famous watch brand.