1995 Rolex Datejust 36mm White Roman Dial 16234
Ref: 16234

1995 Rolex Datejust 36mm White Roman Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust 36mm White Roman Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust 36mm White Roman Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust 36mm White Roman Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust 36mm White Roman Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust 36mm White Roman Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust 36mm White Roman Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust 36mm White Roman Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust 36mm White Roman Dial 16234
Regular price
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Sale price
$6,462.00
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Specification

Reference : 16234
Movement : Automatic Rolex Cal. 3135
Age : 1991/2000
Specific Age : Circa. 1995
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 43mm
Lugs : 
20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Booklets
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months Non-waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its Rolex box and booklets. The watch comes fitted on its Rolex 20mm Jubilee bracelet with a signed folding clasp, all links included. The watch is from Circa.1995 and in worn condition but is overall very good for its age, likely unpolished. A full case and bracelet refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

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The Watch

Here we have a 1995 Rolex Datejust 36mm White Roman Dial 16234 with a 36mm stainless steel Oyster case, the case gently curves over your wrist with tapered lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 43mm and a case thickness of 11.5mm ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. Brushed and polished surfaces transition with crisp edges. On the right side is a signed screw-down crown, the 18ct White Gold fluted bezel holds a flat sapphire crystal above the star of the show, a crisp white dial, and an outer minute track precisely executed and applied Roman numerals mark the hours. At 3 o’clock a date window with a cyclops magnification on the crystal, and at 12 o’clock the applied Rolex crown and printed underneath “Rolex Oyster Perpetual DateJust”. At 6 o’clock “ Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified” completes this elegant timepiece. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with coin edge detailing, inside an automatic Rolex Cal. 3135, 31 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, this movement was first introduced in 1988. The watch comes fitted on its Rolex 20mm Jubilee bracelet with a signed folding clasp, all links included and comes with its Rolex presentation box and booklets.


Personal Note

I am always amazed at how rarely white Rolex Datejust come to market, typically they are silver but not pure white like this lovely 16234! It also features applied Roman numerals, all cased in 36mm and unpolished condition, it doesn't get much better than this. Especially when compared to the prices of modern 36mm Datejusts, I know what I'd rather have!


The Brand

In 1905, German-born Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis set up a company in London that imported Swiss movements which are installed in British cases and sold to jewellers who put their names on the dials. Recognising the potential for their brand, Wilsdorf created the brand name Rolex in 1908. In 1910, a Rolex became the first wristwatch to carry the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, awarded by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne, Switzerland. Demand for Rolex watches rose swiftly, and British taxes on the Swiss movements Rolex used prompted Wilsdorf to move the business to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1919. With production costs lowered, Wilsdorf quickly set out to solve the age-old problem of moisture and dust entering a watch case and damaging the movement. The Rolex watchmakers came up with a fully sealed watch case, which Wilsdorf named the Oyster, and released to an appreciative audience in 1926. In 1931, Rolex introduced the first automatic winding wristwatch, giving it the legendary name Oyster Perpetual. In 1945, they released Datejust. The Datejust was the first watch to have the date jump instantaneously at midnight. The 1950s saw a whole lot of releases such as the Air-King (1958), the Explorer (1953), the Submariner (1953), the GMT Master (1955), the Day-Date (1956), the electromagnetic field resistant Milgauss (1956), the Lady-Datejust (1957) and the first Deep Sea model (1960). Wilsdorf’s death in 1960, saw ownership of Rolex S.A. (a collection of sub-companies) passed to the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation which was founded by Wilsdorf in 1945, the mission of which is simply to sustain Rolex S.A. indefinitely.