1603 Datejust “Denim Blue”

The color blue has a special meaning in the world of watch dials; with Rolex, it’s one of the most difficult dial colors to obtain, both for vintage and contemporary models, but especially for vintage pieces because these particular (pie-pan) dials are no longer in production. That’s why we’re excited to present to you this gorgeous and perfect blue dialed Rolex Datejust with superb, custard-colored patinated Tritium. This time, we located a reference 1603 from 1972 with a stainless steel engine turned bezel and its original Folded Jubilee bracelet, also from the year 1972.

The Denim Blue dial has an attractive sunburst motif that looks particularly nice in the sunlight. To improve readability, the clean and gorgeous blue dial features 10 stick indices carved with precise 90-degree angles and filled with white paint. The case is in a great overall condition, with all four lugs being the same size and thickness, while the Engine turned bezel remains unpolished, strong and sharp. This Datejust is linked to its original 6251 Folded Jubilee bracelet and shows very little stretch and a solid folding clasp, with a clear and clean Rolex coronet. However, the warm Denim blue dial with its contrasting deep patina is the most distinguishing feature of this vintage Datejust. As you can see, the tritium developed a very attractive dark yellow patina which is perfect all-over, and nicely matches the color of the aged Tritium inside the hands. In a nutshell: One of the best vintage Datejust watches of 2023!

This very appealing1603 Datejust “Denim Blue” was professionally serviced by our watchmakers and will be delivered with our extensive 24 month warranty.

reference: 1603
case number: 3333XXX
year of production: 1973
case diameter: 36mm
movement: automatic, Rolex caliber 1570
box and papers: no