Datejust 41mm

Ref 126300, 126301, 126303, 126331, 126333, & 126334

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Originally introduced in 1945, The Rolex Datejust was the first automatic watch to feature a date complication that automatically updated at midnight. While this is true of most modern date complications, the Datejust was the first to do it. . . ever. It set the standard of what a date complication should be.

For decades, the Rolex Datejust has been a symbol of success: a watch synonymous with elegance, class, and style. The Datejustโ€™s simple yet elegant stick indices, crown at 12 oโ€™clock, and instantly recognizable fluted bezel contribute to its timeless look. The class-defining date complication is emphasized by Rolexโ€™s signature cyclops window: quite literally focusing on their achievement. Like most Rolexes, the Datejust is a product of slow and steady evolution: decades of small changes resulting in a nearly perfect watch. The first ever Datejust was the reference 4467. However, the first Datejust to read โ€œDatejustโ€ on the dial was the reference 5030 (and 5031). These references feature the hallmark two-tone material construction of the Datejust that we know and love. All of these watches featured the now-infamous jubilee bracelet, which was created specially for the Datejust.

Approaching the 1960โ€™s, Rolex revamped the Datejust line, introducing the 1600 reference series. This new Datejust reference featured a new and improved Rolex caliber 1560, but maintained the beloved visual elements of the watch. In the 1970โ€™s, the Datejust received yet another movement upgrade to the Rolex caliber 3035. This movement update marked the introduction of the 16000 reference series. If youโ€™re unfamiliar with Rolex, an added digit to the reference number usually means itโ€™s a big change. This was certainly the case with the 16000 series, as the new caliber 3035 featured a quickset date feature, allowing you to change the date independently of the time. Again, this feature is standard on most watches with a date complication, but Rolex was a pioneer in the space. For decades, the Rolex Datejust has defined how a date complication should function.

Aside from some incremental improvements with the 1988 16200 series, the Rolex Datejust went largely unchanged until the 2000โ€™s. In 2009, Rolex introduced the Datejust II: a name that would not live long. The Datejust II featured the brandโ€™s 3136 movement, as well as offering a 41mm option. Rolex liked the idea of the 41mm version, as it was very appropriate given watch trends at the time (in the early 2000โ€™s/2010โ€™s, bigger was better). However, they decided to discontinue the Datejust II, replacing it with the appropriately named โ€œDatejust 41โ€ in 2016. This is where the collection sits today, offering sizes between 28 and 41mm. 41mm is a much more significant size, which is fitting given the significance of this watch. The Datejust 41 is a modern example of a historic watch.ย 

The Datejust is offered in a number of different dial and bezel configurations. This enables it to be one of the most customizable, personal Rolexes in the brandโ€™s collection. To further personalize your Rolex Datejust, try putting it on a new strap. Everestโ€™s Curved End rubber straps are tailor fit to the dimensions of the Rolex Datejust 41 (Ref. 126300, 126301, 126303, 126331, 126333, & 126334), seamlessly hugging the case and lugs. Rubber excels as a strong, lightweight, waterproof strap material (just make sure your watch is waterproof too). Rubber isnโ€™t just practical, itโ€™s one of the most comfortable materials for a watch strap. If you like the sporty look, rubber is a great everyday option. Itโ€™s a welcome addition to any strap collection. If youโ€™re looking for a new strap for your Rolex Datejust 41 (Ref. 126300, 126301, 126303, 126331, 126333, & 126334), Everest bands are your best bet.