Evolution towards the future
With the Rolex 1970 Datejust, the manufacturer has taken an important evolutionary step towards current references. In the 1970s, Rolex launched the five-digit 16000 Datejusts, which replaced the 1600 references.
Datejusts with Quick Set
Rolex gave the five-digit Datejust references the 3035 calibre, which for the first time had the practical Quick Set function. This now allowed a quick adjustment of the date via the crown. Visually, the five-digit references did away with the graduated "step dial". Today, two references, in particular, are among the most popular variants of the Rolex 1970 Datejust models:
- Rolex Datejust Ref. 16013 as a classic bicolour model.
- Rolex Datejust Ref. 16000 as a simple stainless steel version with a smooth bezel.