Vintage 18 carat gold Rolex Datejust 1601 made in 1970
This vintage Rolex Datejust model 1601 was made in 18 carat gold and is fitted with the twenty six jewelled automatic Rolex calibre 1570. The Rolex automatic calibre 1570 was the third generation of Rolex’s 1500 series of watch movements. This main difference between its predecessor the Rolex calibre 1560, is that it had a higher frequency of 19,800 bph, and it had a hacking feature which was able to stop the second hand when the crown is pulled out. Fitted with a 26 jewel automatic movement, it had a Rolex 7980 balance assembly with and a Bregeut free sprung hairspring and has a power reserve of 42 hours.
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