Launched in 1945 to commemorate Rolex’s 40th anniversary, the Oyster Perpetual Datejust is a classic timepiece. This particular model has a classic silver, brushed metal stick marker metallic dial. It’s marked “T Swiss T,” which means it has applied tritium luminous material; tritium replaced radioactive radium in 1963. Though still radioactive, it was exponentially safer, but only had a 12-year half-life and quickly lost its luminescence. However, as tritium ages the color changes and creates beautiful patinas — because it’s no longer used, these watches are highly sought after. The watch is fitted to a classic Rolex Jubilee stainless steel bracelet, and has a smooth bezel around the dial. Made circa 1997, it’s in excellent original condition, possibly unpolished, and has a very devilish serial number: U666XXX.The watch is powered by a Rolex, Swiss-made, thirty-one jewel automatic movement. It also comes with the ergonomic “Quick Set” date function, and the newly designed smaller profile case, all of which were introduced in the 1970s. It has a more modern case, which now has the lug holes covered and is known (unsurprisingly) as the “no holes” case. This was an improvement that Rolex made toward the end of the 90s, making this an early iteration of the style. This watch also has the spring bar holes exposed from the side, an element that was phased out around the early 2000s.
Because this watch is a vintage, one-of-a-kind piece, all purchases are final sale and excluded from any promotions.