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Rolex Datejust Ref.1601 - Rose/Pink Gold and Steel - c.1964 Automatic Cal.1560 Movement


Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601 in Solid Rose/Pink Gold and Steel, dated to 1964. Houses a calibre 1560 Automatic Rolex movement. 

From Martin Luther King to Harrison Ford, the Datejust model has graced the wrists of many notable figures in all fields of work, thus further solidifying Rolex’s motto “Men who guide the destinies of the world wear Rolex watches”. The model on offer here is a reference 1601 and we have dated this piece to 1964. This Rolex features a rose gold fluted bezel, lovely elegant strap and rounded off nicely with the brushed dial and gold baton indices and hands. This reference happens to be highly popular within the Datejust range and is a sought after piece. This signature look on the Datejust has been a hugely popular configuration for decades and is a real trophy watch for anyone to own. No matter the occasion, the Datejust model fits in and adapts perfectly. The date aperture is positioned at 3 o’clock with the legendary Rolex crown logo at 12 o’clock

Launched in 1945 with the first reference 4467, the Datejust model has been one of the most successful and recognised watches in the world and has been an inspiration for thousands of models there since. Rolex introduced the Datejust to celebrate their 40th Anniversary and originally only available in yellow gold and featured the companies iconic Oyster waterproof case. The Datejust is offered with 2 types of bracelets, Jubilee & Oyster with the present example being on a sensational Jubilee. Now available in a multitude of sizes from 28mm to 41mm, the original reference came in the classic 36mm size which has remained a popular size ever since. In 1955 the Turn-O-Graph model was introduced as an award given to US Air Force pilots returning home from combat missions.

What's on offer

The condition of the example on offer is great. Some signs of wear but in line with the age of the watch, the dial remains crisp and perfectly intact as you would come to expect from the brand. The pink gold fluted bezel wraps around the case and further enhances the elegance of the watch and we have aptly finished this particular watch with a classic brown leather strap. The watch as you can see from some of our images also comes with the original pink gold and steel Rolex Jubilee bracelet which is still very tight and in superb condition but for one of the end pieces having some of the gold centre strips missing! We think that you should be able to order or find a replacement end piece for this bracelet reference! This piece wouldn’t look out of place on the wrist of either a gent or lady in casual wear or in a black tie setting.

Additional information:

Made from

Case: Steel/Pink Gold.

Dial: Vertically-brushed gold dial. 

Crystal: Sapphire crystal, anti-reflective

Bracelet: Brown leather band and original Jubilee bracelet. 

Technical specifications 

Winding: Automatic & manual option

Movement type: Automatic.

Calibre: 1560

Jewels: 26

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent vintage condition. 8/10.

Model reference number: 1601

Date / Year of issue: c.1964


12-month VWS guarantee.


Width (without crown): 36mm

Lug width: 20mm

Wrist size: Adjustable.