Rolex Datejust Ref. 16233 'Boiler Guage' Dial - Full set
Hard to believe - but the Datejust has been around since 1945. It is far older than its bigger and attention hogging Submariner brethren. The Datejust was Rolex’s idea of the perfect everyday watch. The robustness of the Oyster case, combined with the elegance of an Oyster Perpetual. While the first series of Datejust’s (known as ‘4-Digits’) featured elegant pie-pan dials, the ‘5-Digits’ got an upgraded movement with a Quickset date Feature. Never underestimate the joy of having a quickset date! In addition, Rolex unveiled new series of dials to go with the newer models and the present example is one of the collector favorites. The ‘Boiler-Gauge’ dial known for its interior railroad track and small applied Breguet style Arabic numerals is one of the most elegant dials to grace the Datejust lineup. While this style was available in multiple case finished - when optioned in a two-tone case as seen here, you got a cream colored dial which played very well against the gold of the case creating a very 1980s Patrick Bateman type of vibe. The watch itself is in exceptionally preserved condition and its the fullest of full sets. Every piece of paper from new (including the original sales receipt) is included. Watches like this do not come around often - though we wish they did!
*Some marks or spots on the dial are reflections or dust on the crystal and are due to high intensity strobe lighting used while photographing. They are not actually on the watch or visible in natural lighting
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