Rolex Datejust Yellow Gold Ref 1611 Morellis Shantung Dial


This is a very special and rare Datejusts that will appeal to the connoisseur collector of special vintage Rolex.

The striking Morellis on the bezel and the centre links of the bracelet, is a rare factory finish that Rolex produced in very small numbers by hand, making each one unique. The star of the show, however .. Known under different names like Shantung, Mosaic and Brick it is one of the rarest dials you can find in a Datejust. This blue example is just stunning!

The watch is in super nice condition, with a nice fat case and sharp bezel and the finish is still clearly visible. The full gold bracelet has some stretch but is in good condition, in line with a gold watch of this age. It will fit a wrist size of up to 19.5cm wrist. The slow-set movement has been fully serviced by our watchmaker.

Not all Datejusts are born equal, and this is a very special one indeed. We would love to share more, so please get in touch!


- Reference 1611
- 36mm yellow gold case
- Serial 168xxxx dating to 1967
- Morellis finish bezel
- Shantung dial in blue
- Jubilee bracelet with Morellis-finish on the centre links
- Fully serviced by our watchmaker
- One-year mechanical warranty
- Includes a handmade leather watch pouch
- Free worldwide Fedex Priority shipping

Our Service

Each vintage timepiece is individually selected and carefully inspected by our team of experts. After we buy a watch it is mechanically inspected and fully checked by our watchmaker. If necessary, the movement will be fully serviced and tested to ensure it is running to our exacting standards.

We will always describe the watch as fully as we can in our sales texts. Our zoomable images are of the highest possible quality and form an important part of each watch’s description. We will never hide or cover up any element of any watch we sell.

Key to our unparalleled service is Fedex Priority shipping, fully insured. Once you have received your watch, we encourage you to inspect it thoroughly. If you are not 100% satisfied, please let us know. We offer a 14 days return policy. Simply return the watch to get a full refund of the original purchase price.

Our Warranty

We offer a one-year warranty on the mechanical function of the watch, starting from the day of purchase. We do not guarantee the waterproof nature of any (vintage) watch, unless expressly made in writing. Therefore, our warranty will not cover any damage done to the case and/or movement by water or moisture entering the watch. Our warranty does not apply to accidental damage or mishandling of your watch and does not extend to the bracelet, case parts (including pushers, winding stem, crown and bezel), watch glass, dial and hands.

We Love Watches

We are passionate about vintage watches and we love talking about them! That is why we don't sell our watches with a simple "Add to cart" button, but instead try to emulate a truly boutique experience online. Helping you find your perfect vintage watch is our Watch Department’s raison d’etre. Whatever you would like to ask, please do. Building our community of watch lovers is central to our mission at Bulang and Sons.

We Know Watches

At Bulang and Sons we have sold thousands of watches over the years. We are a small team of experienced collectors and connoisseurs who are all part of an extensive global network of buyers and sellers. We have a great reputation for offering only the highest quality watches. We have one simply rule: we only buy and sell watches we want to own ourselves. And yes, we are still collectors too.

We Guarantee Watches

As collectors, we know how intense the search for a specific vintage watch can be. Once you find it at Bulang and Sons, we want to make things easy, safe and fast for you. Therefore, we offer the most comprehensive return policy and warranty; you will not find a safer place on the internet to buy a vintage watch. You can relax and enjoy your deal with Bulang and Sons.

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