Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Dec 15, 2015

LOT 232

ROLEX REF. 1601 DATEJUST STEEL AND YELLOW GOLD Rolex, "Oyster Perpetual Datejust, Superlative Chronometer, Officially Certified," case No. 2669590, Ref. 1601. Made in 1971. Fine, center seconds, self-winding, water-resistant, stainless steel and yellow gold Chronometer wristwatch with date and a stainless steel and yellow gold Rolex Jubilee bracelet with deployant clasp.

USD 1,500 - 2,500

HKD 11,600 - 19,500 / CHF 1,500 - 2,500

Sold: USD 3,250

Three-body, polished and brushed, screw-down case back and crown, fluted bezel, crystal with cyclops lens. Satiné silver with applied yellow gold baton indexes, outer minute/seconds divisions, aperture for the date. Luminous yellow gold baton hands. Cal. 1570, rhodium-plated, 26 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions and temperature, shock absorber, self-compensating free-sprung Breguet balance spring, Microstella regulating screws, hack mechanism.

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Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 36 mm. THICKNESS 13mm. Approx. overall length 195mm.