ROLEX DATEJUST REF. 1601 “WIDE BOY”
Fine and rare stainless steel self-winding wristwatch with silver dial and date.
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Known worldwide, Rolex is a benchmark in terms of prestige and watchmaking quality. Since its beginnings, the brand has remained true to a philosophy of product reliability.
It submits almost all of its movement production to chronometry tests.
Rolex was founded by Hans Wilsdorf, a watchmaker of Bavarian origin who emigrated to Switzerland. He immediately put his innate sense of product and business at the service of a brand that quickly acquired an international reputation.
Rolex is involved in all fields of activity, and in particular the chic and elegant classic watch such as the Datejust, launched in 1945, which for the first time offered the date function in a window. A world first.
The model presented here is a Datejust, the reference 1601 from 1968, known as “wide boy” because the indexes and hands are polished and satin-finished. It is a stainless steel round case of 36mm diameter, which is fitted by a white gold fluted bezel. Silver dial with applied stick indexes. Date window at 3. Folded links Jubilee bracelet. Self-winding mechanical movement, chronometer certified.
This model is the most characteristic of the Rolex brand, a timepiece that has become with time mythical and emblematic, the DNA of Rolex.
A very pleasant and admirable watch.