Rolex is introducing the 904L steel version of its new-generation classic Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 model, together with a white Rolesor version (a combination of 904L steel and 18 ct white gold) featuring an 18 ct white gold fluted bezel. A wide selection of dials is available for both versions. Like the yellow Rolesor and Everose Rolesor versions introduced in 2016, the new Datejust 41 watches are equipped with a redesigned 41 mm case and the new Rolex calibre 3235, at the forefront of watchmaking technology with its 14 patents, the new Chronergy escapement and a power reserve of approximately 70 hours. Like all Rolex watches, the new Datejust 41 versions carry the Superlative Chronometer certification redefined by Rolex in 2015, which ensures singular performance on the wrist.
Rolex’s Datejust is the archetype of the classic watch thanks to functions and aesthetics that never go out of fashion. Launched in 1945, it was the first self-winding waterproof chronometer wristwatch to display the date in a window at 3 o’clock on the dial, and consolidated all the major innovations that Rolex had contributed to the modern wristwatch until then. Aesthetically, the Datejust has spanned eras while retaining the enduring codes that today still make it one of the most recognized and recognizable of watches.
ROLESOR, A MARRIAGE OF GOLD AND STEEL
Rolesor, the combination of gold and steel on a Rolex watch, has been a signature feature of the brand since 1933, when the name was registered. It is an auspicious meeting of two metals: one, noble and precious, attractive for its lustre and stability; the other, highly resistant, known for its strength and reliability. All of these qualities perfectly mirror the elegance and performance that come together in a Rolex watch. On white Rolesor models, the middle case and bracelet are in 904L steel, while the fluted bezel is in 18 ct white gold.
THE OYSTER CASE, SYMBOL OF WATERPROOFNESS
The Oyster case of the Datejust 41, guaranteed waterproof to a depth of 100 metres (330 feet), is a paragon of robustness, proportion and elegance. Its characteristic middle case is crafted from a solid block of 904L steel. Its fluted case back is hermetically screwed down with a special tool that allows only Rolex watchmakers to access the movement. Fitted with the Twinlock double waterproofness system, the winding crown screws down securely against the case. The crystal, with a Cyclops lens at 3 o’clock for easy reading of the date, is made of virtually scratchproof sapphire. The waterproof Oyster case provides optimum protection for the Datejust 41’s high-precision movement.