16030 “Smokey Black” Datejust
If you’re looking for a Rolex that will give you that warm aged feeling of a true vintage timepiece, but still want a very crisp looking watch, then maybe this 16030 “Smokey Black” Datejust with black/brown dial, is the watch you’re looking for. The gloss finished dial on this Datejust appears to be black at first glance, however should you move the watch towards day or sunlight, a taupe hue can be seen. So much even, that in direct sunlight the dial will radiate a golden brown tone – Super attractive and something we’ve only seen once before, three years ago on a black dialed 16014 Datejust from approximately the same year.
Different lighting situations will give this watch a different dial colour, the ‘warm’ black dial shows taupe/brown tones in the daylight, to go right back to black once worn indoors, very appealing and very interesting, but also a very rare sight beyond the millions of Datejust’s produced and available at the moment. The indices and hands are manufactured from 18k white gold and all tritium dots are present and accounted for, all dots are showing a wonderful eggshell patina. The stainless steel case on this 16030 Datejust remains in a very good condition with a near new 78360 Oyster bracelet to match. This bracelet is 99% free from stretch, making this already rare Datejust a watch will will last you a lifetime for sure! This stunning timepiece is accompanied by the original inner and outer boxes, hangtag, Rolex booklets (in German) spare link and our service rapport on the full service of the watch. So, if you’re looking for something special, this is it! Since it’s very hard to show you guys the correct dial color through studio photography, It will be well worth it to schedule in your private shopping appointment at our HQ – This way you can view this spectaculair vintage Rolex with your own two eyes.
Once again the movement has been fully serviced according the Rolex specs and this 16030 “Smokey Black” Datejust will be sold with our 24 month warranty.
case number: R serial
year of production: 1988
case diameter: 36mm
movement: automatic, Rolex caliber 3035
box and papers: Rolex boxes, booklets etc. including WWH service rapport.