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Datejust 36 Sigma Dial 18K White Gold & Stainless Steel 1601

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  • Xupes Reference W008047
  • Age Circa 1978
  • Condition Very Good  View More Details



    Item is in unworn or unused condition and there are no visible imperfections.


    The item is in exceptional pre-owned condition and shows almost no signs of wear with very few imperfections.


    The item is in excellent pre-owned condition and shows minimal signs of wear with minor imperfections detailed in the condition report.

    Very Good

    The item is in very good condition and shows one or two noticeable signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in good pre-owned condition and shows some general signs of wear or patina relative to its age.


    The item is in fair pre-owned condition and shows overall wear or patina relative to its age.

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Product Details

  • Condition
  • Case Very Good - Some minor wear visible
  • Bezel Very Good - Some minor wear visible
  • Crown Very Good - Some minor wear visible
  • Dial Very Good - Some minor wear visible
  • Glass Unworn - As new
  • Bracelet Good - Wear and marks may be visible
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  • Xupes Reference W008047
  • Manufacturer Rolex
  • Model Datejust 36
  • Model Reference 1601
  • Age Circa 1978
  • Gender Men's
  • Box & Papers Xupes Presentation Box
  • Dial Silver Baton
  • Glass Plexiglass
  • Movement Automatic
  • Water Resistance To Manufacturers Specifications

    If you require the exact water resistance specification please contact us.

  • Case White Gold & Stainless Steel
  • Buckle Material Stainless Steel Deployant
  • Strap Stainless Steel Jubilee
  • Case Size 36mm
  • Strap Length Adjustable up to 19cm
  • Strap Width At Case - 20mm/At Buckle - 16mm
  • Warranty

    This second hand Rolex watch has been fully inspected in house and is covered by the 24 months Xupes warranty – please note this does not include accidental damage, water damage or negligence. This is a vintage watch and therefore we would not recommend wearing this watch in water.

  • Location UK

    If the item is in another country to the location you are enquiring, it will be available to view by appointment in 1-2 working days following your request

Our Opinion

Offered here is a superb example of the Rolex Datejust with the rare combination of the Sigma stamp and silver stepped dial Stainless Steel case reference 1601 manufactured circa 1978.

The Sigma dial is a Rolex dial identified by the letters printed at the bottom of the dial at the 6 o'clock position. Most Rolex dials are commonly marked with “T Swiss T,” under the 6 o'clock marker, however, a Sigma dial is marked “σ T SWISS T σ.” This signifies the use of gold components within the dial.

This stunning example has the correct silver Sigma manufactured “pie pan dial” with date aperture for its 532---- serial number range.

This is a special reference 1601 Datejust. Not only does it have a white gold bezel, but it also has a stepped dial. Along with the Sigma marks O” either side of the “T SWISS T” confirming the hour indices and hands are white gold.

This specific ref. 1601 from 1978 would make a great start for a new vintage collector or could be a great addition to an expanding collection.

The Rolex Datejust is appreciated for its simplicity and its classic sophistication; perfectly worn in any setting from formal to casual.

The overall condition of this vintage Sigma dial Datejust is very good. The case appears to have been very lightly polished in the past but retains strong equal lugs along with the brushed finish to the top edges remaining very well defined, the white gold fluted bezel has no dings or scratches and compliments the overall appearance of this 36mm Datejust.

The silver stepped Sigma dial is in beautiful condition with no flaws to the tritium hour plots along with the white gold baton markers and hands that are all matching in colour. The Plexiglass is the correct ‘Top Hat’ style inclusive of the Cyclops date window for this model, it is also free of any scratches or marks.

The watch comes on the correct type of Rolex Jubilee folded link bracelet and 555 end links. The bracelet is showing light wear and minimal stretch.

The watch is accompanied with a Xupes presentation watch box.

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At Xupes, we make choosing and buying a pre-owned watch a truly seamless and enjoyable experience. Every item is fully inspected, serviced and restored in our accredited service centre by our team of highly skilled watchmakers, using manufacturer-approved tools and equipment. If for any reason your watch isn’t to your complete satisfaction, you can return to us within 30 days and either obtain a full refund or exchange it for something else from our range; you’ll find details of our returns policy here. For your peace of mind, your pre-owned watch will also be covered by our 12-24 month warranty.

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