The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 126334 features a 41mm 904L stainless steel case with an 18k white gold fluted bezel surrounding a sunburst blue dial on a stainless steel Oyster bracelet with folding buckle. Functions of this Rolex Datejust and its caliber 3235 automatic movement include 70-hour power reserve, COSC Swiss chronometer certification, 100-meter water resistance, hours, minutes, seconds and date. This Rolex watch also measures 11.7mm in thickness and 47.6mm from lug-to-lug.
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The timepiece wears 41mm on my wrist and this model, launched in 2016, was the successor to the 2009 to 2015 Datejust II. It's still 41mm in diameter, but it has a better proportional role, and we'll talk about that in a moment. It is not a thick watch at 11.7mm thick, it will easily slide underneath the cuff and you can see that the sloped bezel makes that even easier to accomplish. The distance across the wrist can be measured two different ways—lug-to-lug, the watch measures 47.6mm. If you include the solid end links on the bracelet, it's a more robust, but still manageable, 51.4mm.
Now the timepiece, of course, mostly stainless steel, wears redoubtable on the wrist and with a 21mm lug spacing. This watch is sporty enough that if you were to throw it on a 21mm after market strap, even a NATO, it would look quite at home on that accessory. The tie piece is versatile. If you've heard the news, you'll know that the Datejust 41 is now an allocated watch, meaning alongside the GMT, the Submariner, and the Daytona. The fourth watch for Rolex now is the Datejust 41 based on quality, based on demand, based on wait lists. And yes, dealers are now told how many they will get rather than simply ordering them as needed.
The Rolex Datejust 41 Blue does have a remarkable number of qualities. Now of course, when I speak of quality here, I'm not talking about finisher materials—that's beyond reproach. What I'm talking about is the quality of being versatile. And this watch is that polished centers, satin outer flanks on the Oyster bracelet. You could see how it could be a dress bracelet or a sports bracelet—robustly built. You could see there are plenty of gaps underneath to vent the wrist, avoid pinching skin or pulling hair. Removable links fixed by screws and a clasp that features a lift lock system. As you can see, there is a beak and hook system internally, so it snaps shut and it's quite secure. It's not a friction fit system—you can't pop it open by pulling. You have to disengage, and then open. You can see that the Datejust 41 is considered to be one Rolex’s premium pieces, so the internals of the clasp are polished. There is an easy link system internally, so you have 5mm of tool-free adjustment, adding or subtracting, the equivalent of adding or subtracting, one removable link. You'll also note that there are three divots inside of the clasp, and you can use a strap tool to change the anchoring point of the bracelet in the clasp. You can also see that recently Rolex started creating little tracks to help you more easily find the divots with the spring bar. Close it all up, jump back to the case. Versatile? You better believe it. But handsome, you could appreciate the fact that this is not the super case.
It has a wonderful compound, curved flank that's traditional, elegant. It has a great deal in common with the Daytona's, the Datejusts, the Day-Dates, and it is graceful. The lugs aren't quite as squared off as on the super case, and you can see there is a twin lock screw down crown over at 3 o'clock—100m water-resistant. Again, this could be your beach watch just as easily as it could be you tux watch.
A glittering white gold, really grey gold, bezel. What does that mean? Well, grey gold is 18 karat white gold that never needs to be rhodium plated. Scratch it, and there's just more white material underneath. So now you know what gray gold is inside the industry, but it's the fastening of that fluted bezel that really catches the eye. It is almost like a cut gem surrounding the dial of your watch, and the Rolex Datejust 41 Blue dial is exceptional. Sunburst blue, white gold Rolex crown, white gold hands, white gold indices, and you can see there are Arabic numerals outside each of the index positions, so you can easily gauge minutes or seconds. Now, the watch does have plenty of lume and you'll see that in a moment. The Cyclops eye magnifier, I believe, breathes better on the 41mm watch. It can appear a little bit of a domineering or crowding factor on the 36mm, but on the Datejust 41, it's better integrated into the dial and it's better balanced overall.
You have a stop seconds function and you have a quick set so you can rapidly cycle the date. The watch now powered by Rolex manufacture caliber 3235, the successor to 3135. Still automatic winding, stop second, quick set 28 beat rate, 31 jewels. Now, it features not just a full balance version of free sprung index for shock protection and a niobium zirconium overcoil hairspring for concentric beating and anti-magnetism, but a new chronergy escapement and a larger mainspring inside a thinned out mainspring barrel that boosts the power reserve from the previous 48 now to 70. So, a solid 3-ish days power reserve. And I would even say that the chronergy escapement, though still a Swiss lever, is remarkable in its architecture as well as its fabrication methodology. And it truly is a one-for-one response to Omega's exotic coaxial system. Rolex favoring refinement over a different architecture altogether. Now, the thing about this watch, of course, is that with the overcoil hairspring and the COSC-chronometer certification, it keeps excellent time in 5 positions over 24 hours. But, the COSC is -4/+6 seconds per day. Rolex’s standard is -2/+2 per day. Hence, as a fully cased up watch, the watch will reach that standard which Rolex dubs superlative chronometers. So, Rolex gets the COSC cert, and then it goes one step further.
You can see and purchase this Rolex Datejust 41 Blue on the WatchBox. Datejust 41 chroma- light blue by night. Rolex even makes its own lume.