Rolex Datejust Shantung Morellis

Now, this watch is something special! And let me be brief; there isn’t another 1611 Datejust like this for sale anywhere. The phrase ‘rarer then hen’s teeth’ immediately comes to mind when this beautiful and stunning, vintage Rolex Datejust is inspected.

So, this 1611 reference is defined by it’s Morellis finish on the bezel and center-links of the 18k yellow gold Jubilee bracelet. This finish was completely executed by hand, by the highly skilled artisans at the Rolex factory back in the day, not one watch or bracelet are the same. Besides the wonderfully hand decorated gold, the amazing blue dial is another gorgeous feature about this watch, absolutely worth mentioning. This blue ‘Shantung’ dial with its amazing silky style finish is jaw dropping, especially when the sun hits it! It’s kind of hard to photograph, but immediately noticeable when on the wrist. Because of that silky style there are various shades of blue, creating a beautiful effect that really make this dial come to life. The contrast between the warm 18k vintage yellow gold and the deep blue of the dial is absolutely stunning! All Tritium lume plots on the dial are intact and accounted for, and the slightly patinated Tritium matches that of the original golden hands. The 18k yellow gold Jubilee bracelet has some stretch to it, but is in an overall solid condition with tight end-links and a clean and crisp folding buckle with a clear 1/68 year stamp inside the folding clasp.

So, If you’re looking for something extremely rare and very special (and gold) this is your watch! The entire movement was serviced according the Rolex specifications and the watch will be sold with a 24 month warranty. We did NOT polish the case and/or bracelet!

reference: 1611
case number: 168XXXX
year of production: 1968
case diameter: 36mm
movement: automatic, Rolex caliber 1570
box and papers: no