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18 carat gold and steel diamond dial Rolex Datejust 16013

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18 carat gold and steel diamond dial Rolex Datejust 16013

This vintage Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust watch is the reference 16013 and was made in 1986 in 18 carat yellow gold and stainless steel.

A brief history on the Rolex automatic calibre 3035

Rolex released their calibre 3035 in 1977 as the movement to take over from their esteemed calibre 1570. This meant that it not just had to be better, it had to make people realise that this was such a leap forward in watch movements which it was of course.

To begin with, it was Rolex’s first gents watch to have a high beat movement. By increasing the balance speed from 19,800bph to 28,800bph, this new movement now offered an even greater level of accuracy than the earlier model, which itself was so highly regarded.

This new speed of the 3035 causes the seconds hand to now “tick” eight times per second, giving Rolex their iconic smooth sweep that is so characteristic of Rolex watches today.

The Rolex 16013 models used the 27 jewelled Rolex calibre 3035 which had an upgraded power reserve of 50 hours and along with this increase in its power reserve and frequency, the Rolex calibre 3035 was also was the first automatic movement to feature a quickset function.

Click here to see a small selection of some of the Rolex watches that we currently have in store. If you are after a particular Rolex model, please contact us and ask if one is in stock, or we can place you on our “wish list” and let you know when one comes in:


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