ROLEX DATEJUST “SAUDI ARABIA” REF. 16030
Fine and rare stainless steel self-winding wristwatch with date and Saudi Arabian armed forces logo.
In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf, a German watchmaker born in Kulmach in Bavaria on March 22nd, 1881, and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis founded the Wilsdorf & Davis company in London’s jewellery and watchmaking district.
In 1908, Wilsdorf registered the brand and in 1919 he decided to locate the company in Geneva, where it took the name of Rolex SA.
In the beginning, the firm imported in England movements and dials from Switzerland, ordered from Herman Aegler and installed in cases built by Dennison or other suppliers.
From the outset, the Rolex company has been in the luxury sector and is interested in all fields: sports, exploration or elegance.
In 1945, the Manufacture introduced the Datejust, the first wristwatch to offer the date function, a great step forward in the world of watchmaking.
The model presented here is a rare and very beautiful Datejust, intended for the Saudi Arabian armed forces. This piece is from 1984 and is the reference 16030. It is a stainless steel round case of 36 mm diameter with screwed crown and case back, stainless steel grooved bezel. Gold dial with the coat-of-arms at 6, applied baton markers. Date window at 3. Plexiglas glass with magnifying lens. Self-winding mechanical movement.
This historical model is unusual for sale, a particularly exceptional military watch. It should delight amateurs and collectors of atypical watches.
A chic and elegant tool watch to collect first.