ROLEX DATEJUST REF. 1600
Fine and rare stainless steel self-winding wristwatch with blue dial, date and Oyster bracelet
- Technical datas
1926 is a turning point with the manufacturing of the first water-resistant watch: the Oyster. Thanks to its revolutionary and patented screw-down crown and case back. It guarantees a protection of the movements and the dials. In 1927, the young English swimmer Mercedes Gleitze crossed the English Channel with an Oyster on her wrist. This Rolex watch came out intact and in perfect working order. To promote this achievement to the general public, Rolex appears in many newspapers praising the water resistance of its watches. This episode marks the birth of the concept of communication in watchmaking and opens the world market to Rolex. In 1932, Rolex developed an intelligent self-winding system thanks to a rotor that turns on itself and loads the hairspring by a simple movement of the wrist. A patent that will last 15 years before the competition uses the process.
The model of Datejust presented here is a superb wristwatch for men, reference 1600 from 1975. It is a round stainless steel case of 36 mm diameter with screw-down crown and case back. Beautiful and rare blue dial with applied stick indexes. Date window at 3. Self-winding mechanical movement, chronometer certified.
The Datejust model has been a great success since its release, this watch is a pillar of the brand.