Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 16014 | Boiler Gauge |steel

Ref. 16014

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Rolex
Oyster Perpetual Datejust 16014 | Boiler Gauge |steel

Ref. 16014

Regular price


This Rolex Datejust Ref. 16014 is a classic vintage sports watch; versatile and understated. It features a rarely seen (and aptly-named) “boiler gauge” dial, with unusual, stylised Arabic numerals.

Launched by Rolex in 1945, in celebration of the brands 40th Anniversary, the Datejust was the first self-winding wrist chronometer to indicate the date using a window on the dial. Since this introduction, the Datejust has become one of the most iconic and popular watches in the Rolex catalogue. In the brand's marketing materials of the time, it was described alongside the Rolex GMT and Submariner as 'a bit of both, and a substantial character at any level'. With its understated look and size, it offers a practical, everyday alternative to Rolex’s other highly-purposeful tools watches - chronometer-certified, waterproof, with a near-perfect aesthetic balance.

The Datejust combined many of Rolex’s most successful innovations, including the two-piece, screw-down case. In 1926, the Oyster case became the very first waterproof wristwatch case to be produced serially, as well as the first fully-integrated waterproof case overall. This particular case dates to circa 1984 (serial 815 XXXX).

The dial of this Rolex Datejust is in exceptionally good condition, has a glossy white finish, applied stylised Arabic numerals, with classic 'ROLEX’ and ‘OYSTER PERPETUAL DATEJUST' text referenced on it. The tritium dots on the "T-Swiss-T" dial are all present, and show the same light patina as the handset. It also has its Rolex crown and comes equipped with its original Jubilee bracelet and clasp.

Inside the watch, it houses Rolex’s calibre 3035 ‘Officially Certified Superlative Chronometer’ grade automatic movement. The mechanism features a lever escapement, 26 jewels, mono-metallic balance and KIF shock-absorber, beating at a rate of 28,800 BPH. The Rolex 3035 movement is the earliest iteration of the high-beat, 3000 in-house system, developed and introduced in 1977. An improvement on the 1500 series, the 3035 movement increased the balance speed from 19,800 BPH to 28,800 BPH, allowing for more accurate timekeeping. As with many later production models, this Rolex Datejust also features a highly practical, quick-set date function, first introduced to automatic self-winding movements by the calibre 3035.

Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment only.

Brand: Rolex
Model: Oyster Perpetual Datejust Ref. 16014
Movement: mechanical automatic cal. 3035
Functions: date, hours, minutes, centre seconds
Features: unrestored "Boiler Gauge" dial
Case: 36 mm stainless steel
Crystal: plexiglass
Bracelet: Rolex Jubilee bracelet
Year: circa 1984
Box & papers: -
The Oyster case is in excellent condition. The brushing on top of the lugs is consistent, while the spring-bar spaces show little sign of elongation. The jubilee bracelet similarly, shows minimal stretch. The polished, white-gold machined bezel is sharp and gives the watch an appropriate minimalist feel. The case-back is correctly stamped '16000'. It is guaranteed for authenticity and comes with a two-year warranty from A Collected Man.

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches are covered by a full, or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information. 

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We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from the UK or Europe before 1 PM, your watch will be sent the same working day. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working day.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on choice of courier and destination. 

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

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