Rolex Datejust ‘Charcoal’ 1601

Now here’s a vintage Datejust with a dial that will make your jaws drop, please believe me when I say that this dial is even better in real life with the most wonderful, matte Charcoal appearance. This isn’t your average grey dial, it looks like a black dial which slowly washed out its colour over the past 50 years and developed a Charcoal hue with believe it or not, hints of taupe when worn in sunlight. As always, capturing the correct colour on a dial through the camera’s lens is quit the challenge, especially using studio lighting

As mentioned the dial colour is best described as Charcoal, but from a sharp angle the dial appears black and when worn out in the sun, this charcoal dial is showing hints of Anthracite and Taupe. The entire dial remains in spotless and excellent condition with all Tritium dots present which have turned an attractive yellow tone. The case also remains in great condition with four solid and thick lugs and a well shaped 18k white gold fluted bezel. The steel bracelet on this Rolex Datejust ‘Charcoal’ 1601 is the original, 6251 folded jubilee bracelet with 55 end-links – This original 1970 bracelet features the wonderful and much sought after, Big Logo clasp. All things considered this truly is a one of a kind Datejust and one you do not want to miss!

We’d like to welcome you to our showroom so you can experience this killer Charcoal dial with your own two eyes. The watch and movement were fully serviced by our watchmakers according the strict Rolex factory specs, and will be delivered with our 24 month warranty.

reference: 1601
case number: 242XXXX
year of production: 1970
case diameter: 36mm
movement: automatic, Rolex caliber 1570
box and papers: no