Serpico Y Laino 1962 Rolex Datejust


This is about as rare as one finds in the Rolex Datejust line of watches. This 1962 Datejust with 36mm steel case and solid 14k white gold bezel comes complete with box, papers and unsigned guarantee. Both the (rare) inner and outer box are still present. The rarest part of this full package is the original Serpico Y Laino dial and original unsigned papers from the retailer. Serpico Y Laino was a Caracas Venezuela jewelry and watch boutique beginning in the 1930s and lasting until 1966. Finding any Rolex or Patek with these original dual-name signed dials demands a hefty price due to their rarity. This package becomes more desirable when you see the watch dates to 1962 (778xxx serial) with the correct second quarter of ’61 case back plus the rather clean 20mm Rolex Jubilee bracelet dating to 1962. The correct Serpico Y Laino papers date to 1961 in the bottom left corner – all correct. Of course it is well-known, Rolex used case backs they had in stock and retailers would supply papers they had on-hand; hence the 1961-62 dating. The original dial looks much better in person and the patina appears much lighter under natural light. Notice the rare doorstop style markers, which only appear on these early ’60s Rolex Datejusts. We had the caliber 1560 automatic winding movement serviced and it is accurate. You will love the vintage musty scent emanating from the box as you open it – the true definition of vintage.

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