Rolex Datejust Ref. 16234 - Tropical Jubilee Diamond Dial
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. The ‘4 digit’ series of Datejust are particularly attractive for their pie-pan dials which offer a layer of three-dimensionality to the dials that went away with the advent of quickset date and 5-digit Datejusts. These early Datejusts were available as the 1601 - with a fluted white gold bezel, or the 1603 - with an engine-turned steel bezel. The present example being of the 1603 with steel engine turned bezel. The 4-Digit series is also the first Datejusts to become available in a myriad of colors and styles. While the Datejust was available with a wide array of dials, we most commonly see silver and champagne dials. While there is no wrong choice for a Datejust, we prefer the rarer dial variants ourselves, like Mosaic Dials, or Blue Sunbursts.
This dial - however - is something totally different. Repeating the ‘ROLEX’ font over and over again, this is what is called a ‘Jubilee Dial’. Those are special enough - but as you have likely noticed, this particular dial also has factory diamond indices! Rolex set and selected diamonds are among the highest quality and are offset here by the dial itself turning tropical. As we have said before - they are levels to collecting. The dial has aged from its once silver color to a fiery orange, truly astonishing. Finished off with a razor sharp case and tight jubilee bracelet this piece is hard to beat and will be sure to make you stare down at your wrist frequently - making this is an incredible choice for the person who wants something a far more special than a standard fare Silver Dial Datejust.
About The Brand
Rolex is not only the most famous watch brand in the world, it is one of the most famous luxury brands ever. It is a symbol of craftsmanship and for that it has not been rivaled. From the original pocket watches to modern masterpieces, Rolex is truly a timeless watch that both aficionados and admirers alike can appreciate.
The Nitty Gritty
Case Diameter: 36mm
Lug Width: 20mm
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Case Condition: Previously polished, excellent condition
Dial Condition: Highly Tropical
Movement: Rolex automatic winding chronometer-certified calibre
Bracelet: Rolex signed Jubilee Bracelet
*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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