ROLEX DATEJUST ACIER REF. 16014. Full set Circa 1979.
This Rolex, exceptionnaly well preserved, is a real collector’s item not to be missed. It has magnificently crossed the last 40 years while keeping an incredible aspect and above all, thanks to its meticulous owner, its original papers.
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Here is one of the most luxurious references of the collection but still very discreet when worn on the wrist. Unlike the 1601, the reference 16014 has a white gold bezel. It was produced throughout the 1970s and 1980s. The present piece is a beautiful example of the reference, sold “full set” with its guarantee, its Rolex case and box. The magnificent original black lacquered dial of the wristwatch, which is very well preserved, makes all its charm.
Founded in 1905, in England, by Hans Wilsdorf and Alfred Davis under the name Wilsdorf & Davis, the firm quickly became the Rolex Watch Company in 1915 and moved its headquarters to Geneva in 1919. Like no other company, the success of the wristwatch can be attributed to many of the Rolex innovations that have made it one of the world’s most respected and best-known luxury brands. Among these innovations, of course, are the famous “Oyster” case – the world’s first water and dustproof watch case, invented in 1926 – and their “Perpetual” system, the first reliable automatic movement for wristwatches launched in 1933. They will form the basis of the Rolex “Oyster”: the Datejust first, like the one shown here, with its black lacquered dial, and the Day-Date then, launched respectively in 1945 and 1956 .