2016 Everose Gold Rolesor Rolex Datejust 41

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Originally introduced in 1945, Rolex's Datejust model was the first to feature a date aperture at 3 o'clock, something that would later become an industry standard. In 1953 the Cyclops magnifying lens was added, turning it into the classic dress watch that we have come to love so many years later. In 2016 the watchmaker made slight but timely modifications to this model to reflect current luxury watch trends. The Datejust 41 (Reference # 126301) features a new case size (41 millimeters) and a new movement, the 3235 self-winding mechanical movement manufactured in-house by Rolex. 
2016 Rolex Datejust 41 Everose Rolesor with Chocolate Dial (photo: Rolex)
Covered by 14 patents, the 3235 movement helps the Datejust 41 attain a power reserve of 70 hours, thanks in part to tech advances like the Chronergy escapement and blue Parachrom hairspring. A Superlative Chronometer, it is accurate up to -2/+2 seconds per day after casing and features 31 rubies and a large balance wheel with variable inertia. The Oyster case is waterproof to a depth of 100 meters with the double watertight seal created by the Twinlock winding crown. Functions of this timepieces include center hour, minute and seconds hands with stop-seconds for precise time-setting and, as the name suggests, a date function through an aperture at 3 o'clock.

The photo above shows the Everose Rolesor (a combination of Rolex's rose gold alloy and 904L stainless steel) configuration with a chocolate dial and Jubilee bracelet. This version adheres to the current trends in the luxury watch industry by replacing the more common yellow gold material with rose gold, a more modern material. The 41 millimeter also helps the Datejust come into the twenty-first century in terms of case size. Though not ideal for every wrist, a case over 40 millimeters caters to those collectors and enthusiasts who prefer an oversized watch.

It is always interesting to see how Rolex approaches modifications to their classic wristwatch models. With the addition of rose gold to the Datejust 41, the classic dress watch takes on a warm, modern aesthetic that is perfect for someone that wants their timepiece to stand out amongst the rest. The 2016 version comes in various color, bezel and bracelet combinations in addition to the one shown above. To browse all of their options for the Datejust, including size options, visit rolex.com. To read about their Everose gold alloy, cast in their own foundry, check out my post on the subject here.


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