To say that some of the watches manufactured by Rolex replica watch are icons would be quite an understatement. The situation is rather clear: almost all the catalogue can be called iconic. This goes for the diving Submariner, the elegant Day-Date, the racing chronograph Daytona, the sporty Explorer or just the simple “entry-level” Oyster Perpetual. However, there’s another one, slightly more underrated but probably the one with the richest history – or at least the longest – the Rolex Datejust replica watch. We knew that Rolex replica watch was about to update its icon and here it is: the new Rolex Datejust 41 replica watch from Baselworld 2016.
Don’t look at the Rolex Datejust replica watch as just a 3-hand watch with a date window at 3. It’s much more than that. It is actually an historically important watch, as it was, when introduced in 1945, the first wristwatch with date displayed in a window and quick date mechanism. This watch is actually the one that invented today’s most common feature of a watch.
The Rolex Datejust replica watch ’s full name was and still is in fact the Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust, meaning that even at the time of its introduction, it already featured 2 important innovations of Rolex: the Oyster case, thus being a waterproof watch, meaning that it was an automatic watch. And it was close to the actual edition: a 3-hand watch with a date aperture at 3 o’clock that changed automatically at midnight.
Over the years, the new Rolex Datejust 41 replica watch evolved, bringing new designs, new dials, improved movements and several other refinements. However, the concept – 3-hand watch with a date aperture at 3 – and the overall look remained rather faithful to the original, references after references. The latest evolution of this icon appeared in 2009, with an updated diameter, moving from 36mm to 41mm, with the Datejust 2.
The new Rolex Datejust 41 replica watch keeps its diameter, at 41mm. We were expecting Rolex replica watch to follow the rule implemented with the 2015 Day-Date, meaning a slightly reduced diameter of 40mm. However, if the diameter remains at 41mm, the proportions and the other dimensions change rather drastically, which is a very good point considering the somehow “fat” look of the older Datejust 2 – the bezel was seen as probably too wide for the diameter of the dial and the indexes were too thick. This Rolex Datejust 41 replica watch was probably missing a bit of elegance.
Another very nice feature in this Rolex Datejust 41 replica watch is the comeback of the 5-link Jubilee Bracelet. Its name comes from the origin of the Datejust too, which was introduced to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the brand, what some call a jubilee.
Some will say that this is just a bracelet, but for us, it is certainly the best update of this new Rolex Datejust 41 replica watch. It completely change the comfort of the watch once strapped on the wrist. Its more refined and luxurious look perfectly matches with the slimmer and thinner case. Overall, this Rolex Datejust 41 becomes dressier and more elegant, and thus emancipating from the sporty Oyster watches.