16013 Datejust “Golden Honey”
Time to treat yourself to one of the most iconic Rolex watches manufactured, the two-tone Rolex Datejust. This 16013 from 1983 with its warm, vintage golden details is a watch with an exquisite and pretty rare dial when it comes to a Datejust. Do a search and you will find that about 95% of two-tone, 36mm Datejust watches are fitted with yellow golden dials with black printed text. Here, the dial has got a golden honey vibe going on, with white printed text and a white printed minute track. This not only gives this 16013 a very unique look, but also the “Ghost” characteristics we love to see so much on vintage Datejust watches, where the white printing seems to completely disappear from certain angles – an exciting look which will not easily disappoint.
Despite being worn for the past 39 years, the case, bezel and dial all remain in a beautiful condition and shape. The 18k yellow golden indices and hands offer a wonderful contrast against the spotless honey dial and serve up a dish of warmth when hit by the sun. The stainless steel case features thick lugs with sharp lines, look closely and its self-evident she hasn’t seen much polishing. The two-tone, stainless steel and 14k yellow golden 62523-H14 Jubilee bracelet does however show some stretch, but is also still in a very fair condition and is a bracelet which will last you another 39 years. The 18k yellow golden fluted bezel is sharp and clean with again that wonderful warm radiation of vintage gold. All Tritium dots at the end of the hour-markers show a beautiful vanilla patina which matches nicely with the Tritium inside the hands. The date-disc on this 16013 Datejust “Golden Honey” is still the original with all open 6’s and 9’s on the serif font. This now vintage Datejust was carefully worn throughout the years and will make a nice addition to someones (vintage) watch collection.
This Rolex Datejust was fully serviced by our watchmakers according the strict Rolex factory specs, and will be delivered with our 24 month warranty.
case number: XXXX
year of production: 1983
case diameter: 36mm
movement: automatic, Rolex caliber 3035
box and papers: no