Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Monaco, Jan 18, 2022

LOT 40

Ref. 16018, Datejust, Onyx dial, Yellow gold

EUR 20,000 - 40,000

USD 22,600 - 45,200 / HKD 178,000 - 354,000 / CHF 20,800 - 41,600

Sold: EUR 39,000

18K yellow gold, tonneau-shaped water-resistant self-winding wristwatch with screwed caseback, winding-crown, reeded bezel, onyx dial with center-seconds and date at 3 (aperture under Cyclops lens).

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand Rolex, Geneva

Model Oyster Perpetual Datejust

Reference 16018/16000

Year 1982

Movement No. 0 541 318

Case No. 6 750 695

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Rolex jubilee bracelet, concealed folding deployant clasp signed Rolex, end-links stamped 49, approx. overall length 190 mm

Diameter 36 mm.

Caliber 3035

Weight 135 gr. (approx.)

Signature Case, dial and movement


Lot in temporary importation and subject to additional fees (see our general terms and conditions of sale)

Rolex introduced the Datejust, in 1945, for the company’s 40th anniversary. The Datejust, thanks to its aesthetics and functions, transcends changes in fashion. A prestigious watch, the Datejust was born equipped with a Jubilee bracelet created especially for it and a reeded bezel, as is the case on this later model that we are presenting. Rolex has experimented with many different hard stones such as mother of pearl, coral, onyx, tiger's eye and lapis lazuli. Due to their fragility and high manufacturing cost, with a large percentage of dials breaking during the production process, these watches are highly sought after.