Rolex has provided some very classic interpretations of its most advanced Rolex Datejust model to date, bringing the classic back to the modern day in a watch with a “green stamp”. What is the Green Seal, you ask? This is the unofficial and official title of Rolex’s new internal certification, which most people simply refer to as the “top-class chronometer”.
Let me take a moment to talk about the Rolex Green Rolex Datejust Oyster 41 mm Oystersteel and yellow gold 126303 Seal and the new in-house caliber 3235 inside the Rolex Datejust 41 series. Back in February, aBlogtoWatch first showed the official announcement that the Rolex watch would establish a new -2 / + 2 accuracy rating threshold and a five-year warranty for the entire range of movements. Rolex more or less uses its historic term “Superlative Chronometer”, which means that Rolex’s internal certification process produces watches with the Rolex Green Seal. Reasonable?
The 3235 movement is very similar to the new Rolex 3255 caliber that was introduced last year with the Rolex Day-Date 40 (hands-on here). In fact, the series of updates and improvements on the Rolex Datejust 41 are very similar to those on the Rolex Day-Date 40 “President”. However, if you want the Rolex Day-Date 40, you can currently only use the watch that is only available in a precious metal case, while the Rolex Datejust 41 was introduced as a two-tone model for about a third of the price of the Rolex Day-Date. 40, which is a killer timepiece.
The Rolex 3235 movement contains the new Rolex Chronergy escapement as part of a regulation system that runs at 4Hz, and the movement has a 70-hour power reserve and is very accurate. The 3255 and 3235 are undoubtedly the most exquisite movements Rolex has ever produced. Functionally, the real difference between the Rolex Day-Date 40’s caliber 3255 and the Rolex Datejust 41’s caliber 3235 is the number of weeks in the latter.
The Rolex Datejust 41 is 41mm wide and has the same width dimensions as the Rolex Datejust II model that will begin replacement. The Rolex Datejust II was introduced a few years ago and is the “modern size” big brother of the original Rolex Datejust, only 36mm wide. Consumers like the larger size of the Rolex Datejust II, but some critics have complained about certain design improvement issues, such as the too-small crown and other matters related to aesthetic proportions. Just like the Rolex Day-Date 40 fixes those problems with the Rolex Day-Date II, the Rolex Datejust 41 elegantly improves the Rolex Datejust II into a modern size Rolex Datejust worthy of the Rolex we get from Rolex.
While all 2016 Rolex Datejust 41 watches are diatonic (we expect an all-steel model in the future), there are several models available, including steel and 18k gold and steel and 18k rose gold. . Smooth polished and fluted bezel options are also available, as well as a triple-link Rolex Oyster bracelet and a new Rolex Jubilee bracelet, a modern-sized men’s Rolex that I haven’t seen in a while.
Personally, I’m a blonde guy, so my favorite model is the Rolex Datejust 41 Ref. 126333 on the Jubilee bracelet, with alarm markings and a champagne-colored cheap rolex watches dial. It is only a non-sporty Rolex watch and should be a stunning classic interpretation of everything used by men. I’m not ashamed to say that I’m in love with the all-steel Rolex Cosmograph Daytona at the same price point.
What makes me happy is that despite the subtle changes, Rolex offers a greater variety of models in both size and style. At its longest, Rolex watches were too large to reach 40mm wide. Today, you can get modern Rolex models in sizes 39, 40, 41, 42 and 44 mm wide. The refined lugs on the Rolex Datejust 41 make the watch comfortable and blend perfectly with the bracelet.