DATEJUST, REF 1601 YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET CIRCA 1976
DATEJUST, REF 1601
YELLOW GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND BRACELET
Calibre: cal. 1570 automatic, 26 jewels
Case: 18k yellow gold, screw-down back
Case number: 4'149'018
Closure: 18k Rolex President bracelet and folding clasp
Dimensions: 36 mm, bracelet circumference approx. 185 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
For details on the one (1) year service warranty, please see the condition report.
MVT: is running at the time of cataloguing and the date advancing.
CASE: in fair condition with crisp hallmarks on the back and some metal-brushed finishing remaining to the top of the lugs. The watch has been polished at some point in time and there are still some small dings and scratches visible with the naked eye throughout. The bracelet with noticeable stretch and warping, as well as with visible signs of wear. Clasp is stamped '1-76'.
DIAL: in very good condition with minor surface blemishes. The luminous plot at 9 o'clock has come off though some luminous material is still remaining. The luminous plots show an even reaction under UV light and fade shortly after being exposed to it. The hands are later and barely react under UV light.
Sotheby’s Approved Watches – Service Warranty Terms and Conditions
Your purchase of a Sotheby’s Approved pre-owned watch includes a one (1) year limited service warranty from the date on which title passes to you in accordance with Sotheby’s Conditions of Business for Buyers (the “Purchase Date”).
In the event you encounter an issue with your Sotheby’s Approved watch within one (1) year from the Purchase Date, Sotheby’s will repair, replace, have repaired or have replaced any damaged parts. This warranty is solely for your benefit as buyer of the watch and may not be transferred to any third party. This warranty does not cover damage caused by water, shock, abuse, or excessive handling. If a third-party performs any service on your Sotheby’s Approved watch, if the watch is opened, or if any parts (other than strap or bracelet components) are added to the watch, the one (1) year limited service warranty is null and void. Sotheby’s will determine, in its sole discretion, whether the one (1) year limited service warranty applies to any Sotheby’s Approved watch after a warranty claim is requested.
If a Sotheby’s Approved pre-owned watch is purchased subject to a remaining original equipment manufacturer (OEM) warranty, and the OEM warranty is in effect for less than one (1) year after the Purchase Date, then Sotheby’s will assume responsibility as the warranty provider from the time starting at the expiration of the OEM warranty period until the date that is one (1) year after the Purchase Date. When a warranty claim for a Sotheby’s Approved pre-owned watch purchased subject to an OEM warranty is recorded, Sotheby’s submits a warranty claim to an OEM for their evaluation and acceptance or rejection of such claim. The warranty terms and conditions are as stated in the terms for the applicable OEM. Any watch returning from service by an OEM are thereafter warranted under the OEM’s service warranty, which supersedes the terms and conditions (including the duration) of Sotheby’s limited service warranty.
In order to make a claim under the one (1) year limited service warranty, contact us at email@example.com.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Please note: Condition 16 of the Conditions of Business for Buyers (Online Only) is not applicable to this lot.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome). Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species. Please be advised that wristbands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
Although later replaced, likely at service, the black hands offer a very attractive contrast to the champagne dial and yellow gold case of this Datejust. The watch is further distinguished by its President bracelet.