THE ROLEX DATEJUST – The Versatile Style
Rolex – the name itself is enough to bring to mind the years of horological brilliance that have been the brand’s journey since 1905. Ask anyone on the street – a Rolex on the wrist is more than just a watch. It is a timepiece that is worth more than its price in gold.
While Rolex needs no introduction, the elegant Datejust series has gathered an astonishing amount of loyalists of its own. The series gained instant regard and respect amongst Rolex enthusiasts upon its release. The design for the entire series leans towards the subtle, filled with integrity and power.
The versatile style of the Datejust can appeal to the sense of all wearers – the professional, the casual, the formal, the extravagant – you name it! And quite a few dignitaries of our times have, in fact, showcased their love for Datejusts over the years. The Khans, for example, seem to favor the Datejust series just as much as any other Bollywood star. Saif Ali Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Sara Ali Khan have all been spotted sporting various models from the series. American President Dwight D. Eisenhower, for instance, wore the solid gold ref. 6305, putting it on the map for excellent watches to look out for.
TECHNOLOGY & FEATURES
The unparalleled history that Datejust comes with does not affect its ultra-modern context. The first Datejust came out in 1945, on the 40th anniversary of Rolex. It quickly made waves in the industry, being the first automatic watch to be released, featuring an auto-date indicator. It was also the launchpad for the Jubilee bracelet, one of the dressier bracelet options often paired with the Datejust 116233-G10B.
From the first to the last, the Datejust watches come in the trademark Rolex Oyster case – the waterproof case that was another one of Rolex’s breakthrough innovations. Thus, the dial features the signature “Oyster Perpetual” sign. The 100m water resistance these cases offer sets the bar higher, even amongst luxury watches.
Most importantly, the model hosts the significant Caliber 3135 movement. The revered COSC-certified powerhouse promises approximately 48 hours of power reserve. The trademark cyclops lens at 3 o’clock, highlighting the date indicator, is another striking feature of this horological masterpiece.
AESTHETICS AND DESIGN
The Rolex Datejust 116233 – G10B comes with the classic 36mm dial. Of course, some believe that 36mm is too small of a dial size, but the size lends to the vintage appearance of the watch and is suitable for the relatively daintier feminine wrists the model seeks to cater to. The splendid model also features the signature fluted bezel, with a tooth-shaped gap that glints when it catches the light at just the right angle.
The dial comes in a sumptuous champagne color and features sparkling diamonds at the number indices. This, coupled with the body’s oyster steel and gold color, make this a visual masterpiece. The model features the Rolesor arrangement, comprising of a gold bezel, winding crown and central metal links, coupled with the case and outer links being made of stainless steel.
All in all, Rolex Datejust 116233-G10B is a modern Datejust built with all of Rolex’s power punches packed into one. Where this model outshines the others is its versatility, suiting wearers for all occasions and situations – most significantly, everyday casual. The watch will outlive and outlast you, and make you and your legacy proud wearers of this historically significant piece.