1989 Rolex Two-Tone Diamond Dial Datejust Ref 16233
About This Watch:The Rolex Datejust stands as one of the most recognizable timepieces ever produced. With its classic, yet modern aesthetic, the difference between a vintage and a modern Datejust lies within the fine details, such as on this piece, the Two-Tone Diamond Dial Ref 16233. With a gold, fluted bezel, stainless steel case, and two-tone Jubilee bracelet, 16233 was the first reference in the Datejust line to utilize a sapphire crystal.
The History: Rolex brands need no introduction. Founded in 1905 by Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law, Alfred Davis, these visionary men set out to do what had not been successfully and reliably done before. Build a timepiece to be worn on the wrist, that was both highly reliable, functional, and durable, as well as stylish. Wilsdorf’s dream was to create a watch that could accompany its owner through all facets of life and withstand any environment. His innovative approach and high standards for quality reshaped the watch industry as a whole. It has made the Rolex name synonymous with quality, innovation, and elegance.
The Watch: The Rolex Datejust Two-Tone Ref 16233 has a 36mm stainless steel case, with a gold fluted bezel and a gold and stainless steel two-tone Jubilee bracelet. This timepiece features a sapphire crystal and has tritium lume plots with diamond hour markers, and a cyclops window over the 3 o’clock position for the date function. The Ref 16233 features the Calibre 3135 automatic movement with a 48-hour power reserve.
The Details: This Rolex Datejust Ref 16233 dates to the production year of 1989. The case is unpolished, with crisp lines still present, and some wear consistent with the age of this timepiece. There are some minor scratches on the crystal. This timepiece comes with the inner and outer boxes, warranty certificate, certificate holder, and Rolex Oyster and Datejust booklets. Also included is the two-tone 18K and stainless steel Jubilee bracelet.