1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
Ref: 16234

1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry Dial 16234
Regular price
Sold
Sale price
£5,500.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : 16234
Movement : Automatic Rolex Cal. 3135
Age : 1991/2000
Specific Age : June 1995
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 11.5mm
Lug to Lug : 43.5mm
Lugs :
 20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Papers
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel & 18ct White Gold Bezel
Warranty :
 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch

Points of Mention

This watch is sold with a Rolex box and Paperwork. The watch is from June 1995. This is a used and vintage watch, therefore signs of wear and age will be seen, a full case and bracelet refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with our 12-Month warranty.


The Watch

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.

Here we have a 1995 Rolex Datejust Silver Tapestry 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 43.5mm and a case thickness of 11.5mm ensures 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 Silver tapestry dial, and applied baton indexes mark the hours, the vertical lines of the dial shimmer in the light as you rotate your wrist. A rare dial configuration that makes this stand out from the crowd. At 3 o’clock a date window with a cyclops magnification on the crystal, at 12 o’clock the Rolex crown was 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 flip-lock folding clasp and comes with its Rolex presentation box and paperwork.


Personal Note

We get offered Datejust all the time, I love them, but we always try to find something that stands out and is a little different, just like this example which with its box and paperwork is a fantastic price! Being 1995 it would make a great birth year for someone, I always say don't hunt for a birth year as you often sacrifice on condition to just get a watch that has the right year, but when an example like this appears then it's worth jumping on!