Vintage stainless steel Rolex 1601 with the wedge index dial
The demand for vintage Rolex watches has increased exponentially in recent years, and besides the vintage sport model Rolex watches such as the Rolex Submariner, Rolex GMT or the the Rolex Daytona, without a doubt demand for the classic and iconic Rolex Datejust 1601 has reached incredible heights in demand and desirability.
The Rolex 1601 has now become such an iconic collectors Rolex watch for anyone who either has a collection of vintage watches, or for someone who is just after one classic vintage Rolex watch. Fitted with the esteemed Rolex automatic calibre 1570, the calibre 1570 was the third generation of the 1500 series. This main difference between its predecessor the Rolex calibre 1560 is that it hadÂ 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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