Today was unveiled a new version of the Rolex Datejust 41 Date in steel and in white Rolesor (steel and white gold) – This follows the introduction of a slimmer, thinner Datejust last year, which was a welcome addition but also somewhat frustrating, as it was only made available in yellow or pink gold and steel, polarizing combinations to say the least. Thankfully this year the ‘Crown’ is unveiling an attractive white metal version.
The new version of the Rolex Datejust 41 (Read our story about the new Datejust here) was a smart revamping of an icon – a timeless classic from Rolex, with enduring aesthetic codes dating back to 1945. Still 41mm in diameter, this subtly redesigned version is slimmer and thinner, with more tapered lugs and overall more balanced proportions.
It comes equipped with the new Rolex Calibre 3235, offering improvements in terms of precision, resistance to shocks and magnetic fields, power reserve (now 70 hours) and winding efficiency. It features the new Chronergy escapement and the balance wheel is fitted with the Parachrom hairspring, a paramagnetic alloy exclusive to Rolex. It is regulated within tolerances of −2/+2 seconds per day, or more than twice that required of an official chronometer.
As previously mentioned, the watch is now available in white metal – 904L steel and white Rolesor (combination of 904L steel and white gold for the brand’s emblematic fluted bezel). A wide selection of dials is available – which we will present after our meeting with Rolex later this week. At present, the press release only includes a superb blue dialed version with sunray finish. Simply a stunner! (and one that clearly looks like the version we imagined in our predictions…)
The new Oyster Perpetual Date Just in steel retails for EUR 8,500. More soon, when we get our hands on the entire new Date Just line up.
Technical specifications – Rolex Datejust
- Case: 41 mm – Steel or white Rolesor (steel and white gold) – sapphire crystal with AR coating, cyclops lens over the date – water resistant to 100m – reference 126334
- Movement: Calibre 3235 – mechanical with automatic winding – 70h power reserve – 28,800 vibrations/h – 31 jewels – hours, minutes, seconds and date.
- Bracelet: Oyster 3-piece bracelet – Rolex-patented Easylink rapid extension system – reference 72610