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Rolex Datejust 41 Review: A Detailed Look at the Best Timers

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Rolex Datejust Watch

The Rolex Datejust 41 sits at an advantageous point in the Rolex lineup. It has caught the attention of rookie watch buyers and aficionados due to its impressive size and breathtaking design.

This new model was first introduced in 1945 as Rolex Datejust. And it was the first of the iconic watches to boast a window date display. This feature, as well as its perpetual movement and Oyster case, made it an instant success among Rolex watches.

The only drawback was the earlier Rolex models were bulky. Rolex sought to fix this issue by introducing the Rolex Datejust 41 in 2016, which has a slimmer case with pointed and curved lugs and the coveted Jubilee bracelet. Which is the best pick for you? The Rolex Datejust 41 review below has the info you require to make an informed decision.

1. Rolex Datejust 41- Stainless Steel, Silver Dial Ref. 126334

Rolex Datejust 41 review-Ref.126334

About

The Ref.126334 is a handsome everyday watch. It merges elegance with functionality with its durable Oyster case and eye-catching dial. Though most Rolex Datejust 41s have the trademark Jubilee bracelet, Rolex took the daring move of fitting this timepiece with an Oyster bracelet. Was it a wise choice? We should say so.

Features

Its main ones are a screw-down crown, a date window at 3 o’clock with a Cyclops magnifying lens, water resistance to 100m, hands and hour markers with Chromalight lume, an automatic movement, and a bracelet with a folding Oysterclasp system.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2018
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Sunburst silver dial
    • Bracelet – Oyster bracelet with a folding Oysterclasp and Easylink rapid extension system
    • Bezel – Fixed steel fluted bezel
  • Function: Chronometer, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding Caliber 3235 movement with 31 jewels, a 70-hour power reserve, and 28,800 BPH. It’s made of nickel-phosphorus and features 14 patents in total, including the Chronergy escapement

Why You Should Invest?

Its average market value increased from S$17,939 on August 28, 2022, to S$17,993 on December 15, 2022.

2. Rolex Datejust 41- Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold, Slate Gray Dial Ref. 126333-0019

Rolex Datejust 41 review-Ref.126333-0019

About

It’s a luxury sports watch with a distinct look. It has a polished steel case, a gray dial shielded by a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock, and a solid polished Oyster bracelet with 18K Yellow Gold link center links. The icing on the cake are its green Roman numeral hour markers and fluted 18K yellow gold bezel.

Features

Some of the best ones are a stop-seconds feature, a screw-down crown with a Twinlock Double Waterproofness System, a screw-down case back, a date window at 3 o’clock, water resistance to 100m, and an automatic Rolex Caliber 3235 movement.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2018
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Slate gray Wimbledon dial
    • Bracelet – Oyster bracelet with 18K Yellow Gold center links and folding Oysterclasp deployment buckle with Easylink 5mm Comfort Extension Link
    • Bezel – Fixed fluted 18K Yellow Gold bezel
  • Function: Chronometer, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding Caliber 3235 movement with 31 jewels, 70-hour power reserve, and 28,800 BPH

Why You Should Invest?

Its price increases over time. For instance, its value has risen by at least 20% between 2021 and 2022.

3. Rolex Datejust 41- Stainless Steel, Blue Dial Ref. 126300

Rolex Datejust 41 review Ref.126300

About

The Rolex Datejust 41 Ref. 126300 adequately displays the Rolex quality of perfection. It has a case thickness of 12mm, a rich blue dial with Chromalight-coated hands and hour markers, Arabic numerals at 5-minute intervals, and a well-polished steel Jubilee bracelet.

Features

They include a water resistance to 100m, a date window at 3 o’clock, a self-winding Caliber 3235 movement, a screw-down crown, a Jubilee bracelet with a folding Oysterclasp, and a screw-down solid case back.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2018
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Sunburst blue dial
    • Bracelet – Jubilee
    • Bezel – Smooth steel fixed
  • Function: Chronometer, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Automatic Rolex Caliber 3235 movement

Why You Should Invest?

Its average market value increased from S$13,484 on October 3, 2022, to S$13,802 on December 16, 2022.

4. Rolex Datejust 41- Stainless Steel and Rose Gold, Chocolate Brown Dial Ref.126301

Rolex Datejust 41 review-Ref.126301

About

Another unique piece from the Rolex Datejust 41 collection, this great watch perfectly combines 18K Rose Gold and 904L stainless steel for that playful but masculine look.

Rolex wisely stuck with the Oyster bracelet design for the ultimate sports watch appearance. Its smooth bezel-Oyster bracelet combination is another first that Rolex pulled off nicely.

Features

We’ll start with its 18K Rose Gold-tone index hour markers and hands with Chromalight lume. It also has a steel case that’s water resistant to 100m, Arabic numerals at 5-minute intervals, a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, an automatic Caliber 3235 movement, and a screw-down case back.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2018
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Chocolate brown
    • Bracelet – Oyster bracelet with 18K Rose Gold center links and Oysterclasp deployment buckle
    • Bezel – Fixed smooth 18K Rose Gold bezel
  • Function: Chronometer, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding Chronometer 3235 movement with a COSC chronometer certification and high-performance paraflex shock absorbers

Why You Should Invest?

Its value appreciates over time. For example, as per a reliable source, its average price increased from S$18,552 on August 23, 2022, to S$18,580 on December 15, 2022.

5. Rolex Datejust 41- Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold, Champagne Dial Ref. 126303

Rolex Datejust 41 review-Ref.126303

About

The Rolex Datejust 41 126303 two tone is a beautiful watch that continues the collection’s pattern of unique-looking timepieces. Its champagne dial is a sure eye-catcher, enough to make any seasoned watch connoisseur’s mouth water.

It also has a fine 904L stainless steel case with a smooth 18K Yellow Gold bezel, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and a steel Oyster bracelet with 18K Yellow Gold center links.

Features

Some of the main ones are a self-winding Caliber 3235 movement, 18K Yellow Gold-toned hands and index hour markers with Chromalight lume, water resistance to 100m, a date window at 3 o’clock, an instantaneous date with rapid setting, and an 18K Yellow Gold screw-down bezel.

Specifications

  • Production Year: 2018
  • Case Size: 41mm
  • Materials:
    • Dial – Champagne, with illuminated index hour markers and hands
    • Bracelet – Stainless steel with 18K Yellow Gold center links and Folding Oysterclasp with Easylink 5mm comfort extension system
    • Bezel – Fixed smooth 18K Yellow Gold bezel
  • Function: Chronometer, Date, Hours, Minutes, Seconds
  • Mechanism: Self-winding Caliber 3235 movement with a new Chronergy escapement with a better skeletonized form. It operates at 28,800 BPH and has 31 jewels, a 70-hour power reserve, plus the distinction of a Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified.

Why You Should Invest?

It fits nicely on the wrist. Plus, its average market price increased from S$19,626 on July 29, 2022, to S$20,226 on August 28, 2022.

Final Word

Rolex Datejust 41 isn’t your ordinary luxury sports watch. It carries most of the features of the Rolex Datejust with additional modern aesthetics to suit today’s watch enthusiast. 

Our picks above are just a taste of the goodies it has to offer. The rich variety means there’s something for everyone despite your taste and preference. 

From a financial point of view, the Rolex Datejust 41 collection is soaring higher by the day. And better complications and additions are yet ahead.

Key Takeaways

  • Rolex Datejust 41 models price range from S$14k-20k
  • They have slimmer cases with pointed and curved lugs than the 1945 Rolex Datejust.
  • They are versatile luxury sports watch fit for people with an active lifestyle.
  • The Datejust 41 is among the most sought-after collections in the Rolex lineup.

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