Rolex Datejust 1601 'Buckley Dial' Box & Papers (1977)
Admired for its subtle elegance and robust design, the Rolex Datejust synthesises all the essential qualities that Rolex is so highly praised for. This particular Datejust 1601 model from 1977 radiates qualities of sophistication and importance while engineered to be one of the most durable watches of its time. This is testament to this watch’s outstanding condition, with original stickers on the case preventing signs of wear over its decade long life. Roman numerals are positioned around the circumference of the famous white 'Buckley' dial - a subdued feature for this fabulous collector’s item. The Buckley dial, characterised by its rare Roman numerals, was avidly supported by John Buckley- the owner of famous New York vintage watch retailer Tuscany Rose. The Buckley dial wavered in popularity in its day, making this more legible variant of the Datejust has become highly sought after in the modern day. Fitted on its original jubilee bracelet and measuring at 36mm, this Datejust fits comfortably on the wrist and pairs effortlessly with casual dress.
What adds to this watch’s significance is its accompanying provenance. Included alongside are its original inner packaging, hang-tags, booklets, three spare links and guarantee showing its purchase in 1977. This magnificent collection of historic Rolex provenance only adds to this watch’s ever-increasingly desirability amongst collectors. The Datejust 1601 is an example of expert craftsmanship and timeless design which will forever be appreciated by even the most casual observer.
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