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Rolex Datejust Ref. 16234 - Tropical Jubilee Diamond Dial

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Straight Facts

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

Manufacturer: Rolex

Model: Datejust

Ref: 16234

Year: 1996

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

Stainless Steel 1996 Automatic Dress

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From Rolex & Patek Philippe, to Cartier & Audemars Piguet. As collectors first, we love the small details that separate the Submariner from Daytona and Calatrava from Royal Oak. This is why you'll find our curated assortment spans decades of generations of models and brands. We believe that watches don't just tell time, they tell history - and life is too short to wear a boring watch.

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