|Model:||Oyster Perpetual Datejust 1601|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||35mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||43.5mm|
Very good condition Rolex Oyster Perpetual datejust reference 1601 in stainless steel. The case is in stainless steel. The dial is grey with gray batons every five minutes. The date is at 3 o’clock. The hands are in silver and the luminous are good. The watch has a silver faceted bezel. The back case is screwed. Inside the case comes engraved Montres Rolex SA – Geneva – Switzerland – Patented – 1601. Automatic movement with caliber 1570 and 26 jewels. The movement number is D38998. The watch comes with a green leather band and a silver Rolex buckle.
In 1905, Hans Wilsdorf founded in London “ Wilsdorf & Davis” a wholesaler company. The same year, he signed a contract to distribute the Aegler wristwatches brand in UK. In 1908, he creates his own brand called “Rolex” abbreviation of “Rolling Export”. In 1914, Wilsdorf won a class “A” rating certificate from the Kew observatory in England. In 1914, “Les Fils de jean Aegler become Rolex Watch Co. Aegler SA, Manufacture d’Horlogerie”. In 1920, Wilsdorf founded “Montres Rolex SA” in Geneva. In 1926, he patented a watchcase with a screw down crown. In 1927 the “Oyster” was born when Mercedes Gleitze crossed the Channel in 15 hours and 15 minutes. In 1931, came the “Perpetual”, then the “Datejust” in 1945. Since 2000, Rolex makes its own movements and produce over 700,000 watches a year many being iconic like the Daytona, Submariner or the Prince to name a few.
Automatic movement with caliber 1570 and 26 jewels. The movement number is D38998.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 43.5mm