To say that some of the watches bogus by Rolex are icons would be absolutely an understatement. The bearings is rather clear: about all the archive can be alleged iconic. This goes for the diving Submariner, the afflicted Day-Date, the antagonism anxiety Daytona, the adventurous Explorer or just the simple “entry-level” Ability Perpetual. However, there’s accession one, hardly added underrated but apparently the one with the richest history – or at atomic the longest – the Datejust. We knew that Rolex was about to amend its figure (see our predictions) and actuality it is: the new Rolex Datejust 41 from Baselworld 2016, with new case, new 3235 movement and advance of the Ceremony armlet (something we aswell predicted).
Short History of the Rolex Replica watches of Datejust
Don’t attending at the Rolex Datejust as just a 3-hand watch with a date window at 3. It’s abundant added than that. It is in actuality an historically important watch, as it was, if alien in 1945 (for the 40th ceremony of Rolex), beneath the ref. 4467, the aboriginal wristwatch with date displayed in a window and quick date mechanism. This watch is in actuality the one that invented today’s a lot of accepted affection of a watch. It ability be rather accidental for abounding but it charcoal for collectors an acutely important actuality – see our complete history of the Rolex Datejust for added details.
An archetype of the aboriginal alternation of the Rolex Datejust, the advertence 4467 – agenda the abounding gold case / armlet (not attainable on avant-garde editions) and the absence of date magnifier (it came later). Source: Mondani Web
The Rolex Datejust’s abounding name was and still is in actuality the Rolex Ability Perpetual Datejust, acceptation that even at the time of its introduction, it already featured 2 important innovations of Rolex: the Ability case, appropriately getting a waterproof watch, and the Perpetual winding, acceptation that it was an automated watch with 360° rotor. And it was abutting to the complete edition: a 3-hand watch with a date breach at 3 o’clock that afflicted automatically at midnight. Thanks to an boilerplate apparatus and a bounce mechanism, the date disc was able to accomplish an burning jump at midnight. The date was just, all the time.
As you can see, the architecture of the aboriginal alternation charcoal rather abutting to what we apperceive now, even if two actualization was missing: the channelled bezel (the aboriginal ones had a coin-style bezel) and something that is an complete Rolex’ hallmark: the cyclops – the magnifier over the date window. This appropriate aspect of the complete Datejust abandoned appeared in 1954, afterwards nine years of production.
Over the years, the Rolex Datejust evolved, bringing new designs, new dials, bigger movements and several added refinements. However, the abstraction – 3-hand watch with a date breach at 3 – and the all-embracing attending remained rather affectionate to the original, references afterwards references. The latest change of this figure appeared in 2009, with an adapted diameter, affective from 36mm to 41mm, with the Datejust 2.
A archetype of 41mm Rolex Datejust 2
The Rolex Datejust 2 was a beyond copy of the Datejust… and abounding collectors of Rolex never absolutely accepted this watch, apparent by some as too bulky, mainly because of ample indexes and a fat bezel. The bore itself can’t be accusable but the accommodation are. This is this watch that Rolex updates at Baselworld 2016, with the new Rolex Datejust 41.
The new Rolex Datejust 41 of Baselworld 2016
Let’s aboriginal go aback to 2015, if Rolex alien the new 40mm Day-Date. This watch apparent a advance to beneath bulky, added aesthetic and slimmer watches bogus by the “Crown”. It was aswell the break for Rolex to acquaint a cast new alternation of movements, the 32xx (in the case of the Day-Date 40, the calibre 3255) with bigger escapement, best ability reserve, adapted butt and accessory alternation and bigger finish.
The Rolex Day-Date and the Rolex Datejust accept consistently been rather affiliated and both were attainable in 41mm edition. in acclimation to chase what the cast did with the Day-Date, we were rather abiding that a aforementioned amend was about to appear for the Datejust. It is absolutely what Rolex did at Baselworld 2016. But the bearings is a bit added circuitous than just introducing a date-only copy of the 40mm Day-Date…
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The new Rolex Datejust 41 keeps its diameter, at 41mm, just like the beforehand Datejust 2. We were assured Rolex to chase the aphorism implemented with the 2015 Day-Date, acceptation a hardly bargain bore of 40mm. but this won’t be the case. However, if the bore charcoal at 41mm, the accommodation and the added ambit change rather drastically, which is a complete acceptable point because the somehow “fat” attending of the beforehand Datejust 2 – the bezel was apparent as apparently too advanced for the bore of the punch and the indexes were too thick. This watch was apparently missing a bit of elegance.
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Rolex activated the aforementioned compound with the Datejust 41 as with the Day-Date 40, acceptation a aboriginal a slimmer profile. The lugs are thinner than before, added cone-shaped and pointy to the end and added arced to bigger chase the curvature of the wrist. The case is aswell thinner if apparent from the abandon and finally, the breach of the punch is beyond and the bezel is thinner, creating a added counterbalanced and afflicted look. The new Rolex Datejust 41 seems now abate and visually “lighter”, while befitting the exact aforementioned diameter. Again, this is just a amount of proportions. As a result, the bezel is beneath “opulent” than before, abnormally if chosing the iconic channelled shape.
The advance of the Ceremony armlet on the Rolex Datejust 41
Another complete nice affection in this Rolex Datejust 41 is the advance of the 5-link Ceremony Bracelet. This blazon of armlet is anon hotlink to the history of the Datejust, a watch that came aboriginal with such a 5-link bracelet. Its name comes from the agent of the Datejust too, which was alien to bless the 40th ceremony of the brand, what some anxiety a jubilee. However, the Datejust 2 had never been attainable with this armlet and instead, it featured a adventurous 3-link Ability bracelet. And even if this Ability armlet will still be attainable on the new Rolex Datejust 41, you’ll now accept the best with an iconic Jubilee.
Rolex Datejust 41 126333 – Baselworld 2016 – Review – ceremony bracelet
For those who already able the Ceremony bracelet, it was and still is one of the a lot of adequate armlet anytime created. For the new copy of the Datejust, it has been improved. Of course, all the links are now solid (and not bankrupt like in the past). The aggregate of baby links with the angled actualization is just pleasant, complete bland and awful flexible. The adapter is aswell new, as now buried beneath the bezel, which ensures seamless beheld chain amid the armlet and case. Finally, as all avant-garde Rolex watches, the Ability and Ceremony bracelets are able with a folding Oysterclasp and aswell affection the Rolex-patented Easylink accelerated addendum arrangement that allows the wearer to calmly access the armlet breadth by about 5 mm.
Rolex Datejust 41 126333 – Baselworld 2016 – Review – on the wrist
Some will say that this is just a bracelet, but for us, it is absolutely the best amend of this new Rolex Datejust 41. It absolutely change the abundance of the watch already beggared on the wrist. Its added aesthetic and comfortable attending altogether matches with the slimmer and thinner case. Overall, this Rolex Datejust 41 becomes dressier and added elegant, and appropriately emancipating from the adventurous Ability watches.
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As accepted with anew alien watches, Rolex consistently starts with adored abstracts and the abounding stainless editions will chase later, in one or two years probably. Thus, the new Rolex Datejust 41 is, for the moment, abandoned attainable in Rolesor, acceptation a aggregate of stainless animate (for the case and the alien links of the bracelet, whether on the Ability or Jubilee) and 18k gold for the bezel, the acme and the centralized links of the bracelet). There’s no copy with channelled 18k white gold or stainless collapsed bezel yet. However, the Rolex Datejust 41 will be, for the aboriginal time, attainable in blush Rolesor, acceptation a aggregate of stainless animate and 18k blush gold, as able-bodied as in chicken Rolesor, a aggregate of stainless animate and 18k chicken gold.
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The punch aswell hardly acquired with this new copy – but it charcoal mainly details. The indexes are still classical continued batons abounding with white beaming acrylic but they are now a bit slimmer, acceptable the breeding of the watch. The fonts are aswell hardly thinner but the easily charcoal according in architecture to the Datejust 2.
Several options are attainable for the dial, including these two we photographed (Champagne and Silver) as able-bodied as amber brown, black, sundust or white – all depending on the best of metal (yellow or blush gold). Actuality are a few examples of combinations (with retail prices):
The new calibre 3235 of the Rolex Datejust 41
The added Baselworld 2016 novelties of Rolex we showed you beforehand were about all beheld updates, like for instance the Daytona with Atramentous bowl bezel or the Explorer. The abandoned complete change was the Air-King with Pilot dial, a complete arguable section (which we advised actuality – and that we loved). The new Rolex Datejust 41 is aswell a complete novelty, as the amend not abandoned apropos the beheld ancillary but aswell – and this is the complete advance actuality – it actualization with a cast new movement, from the new bearing developed by Rolex. The Datejust gets rid of the 3136 (a beyond adaptation of the iconic 3135, which aswell equips the Submariner Date, the Yacht-Master, the Deepsea or the Sea-Dweller 4000). Instead, it allowances from the contempo innovations of the movement featured in the Day-Date 40 – of advance afterwards the day complication, appropriately acceptable the Calibre 3235