Production of this model, reference 4467, was launched in 1945. It was the first Datejust model introduced and was initially only produced in 18K gold.
Rolex produced many models that were designed as left-handed wristwatches, however reference 4467 rarely seen with the winding crown to the left.
Other examples of reference 4467 are illustrated in The Best of Time - Rolex Wristwatches by James M. Dowling & Jeffrey P. Hess, pp. 180 & 235.