2009 Rolex Datejust 36mm Silver Dial Jubilee 116234
Ref: 116234

2009 Rolex Datejust 36mm Silver Dial Jubilee 116234
2009 Rolex Datejust 36mm Silver Dial Jubilee 116234
2009 Rolex Datejust 36mm Silver Dial Jubilee 116234
2009 Rolex Datejust 36mm Silver Dial Jubilee 116234
2009 Rolex Datejust 36mm Silver Dial Jubilee 116234
2009 Rolex Datejust 36mm Silver Dial Jubilee 116234
2009 Rolex Datejust 36mm Silver Dial Jubilee 116234
2009 Rolex Datejust 36mm Silver Dial Jubilee 116234
2009 Rolex Datejust 36mm Silver Dial Jubilee 116234
Regular price
$8,365.00
Sale price
$8,365.00
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per 

Specification

Reference : 116234
Movement : Automatic Rolex Cal. 3135
Age : 2001/2010
Specific Age : October 2009
Case Size : 36mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 44mm
Lugs : 
20mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
 Box & Card
Case Material :
 Stainless Steel
Warranty :
 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold with its Rolex box and card. The watch comes paired with its polished and brushed Rolex 20mm Jubilee bracelet, secured with a signed folding concealed clasp. The watch is from October 2009 and in worn condition but is overall very good, as you can see from the photographs, fresh from a full case and bracelet refurb. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1wcTHPE9JjYalbRctacx1h5QYxkb8F395?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 2:15 - https://youtu.be/Nwm9YgUBXdY


The Watch

Here we have a 2009 Rolex Datejust 36mm Silver Dial Jubilee 116234 with a curvaceous polished 36mm OysterSteel case that gently curves over your wrist with tapered broad lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 44mm and a case thickness of 11mm ensuring a comfortable fit on your wrist. This combination of Steel and White Gold provides a finish patented by Rolex called "White Rolesor". Polished surfaces transition with crisp edges. On the right side is a signed screw-down crown, and the 18ct White Gold fluted bezel holds a flat sapphire crystal. The Rolex rehaut surrounds an attractive sunburst silver and grey dial; the outer 12-hour track is precisely executed with small Roman numerals surrounding applied baton indexes filled with lume marking the hours, at 3 o’clock a sort after “Roulette” date window with a cyclops magnification on the crystal, slender baton hands with lume stripes are complemented by a tapered sweeping second hand and at noon the applied Rolex coronet and printed underneath “Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust'', at 6 o’clock "Superlative Chronometer Officially Certified'' completes this elegant versatile timepiece. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with coin edge detailing, inside an automatic Rolex Cal. 3135, 31 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour, this movement was first introduced in 1988. The watch comes paired with its polished and brushed Rolex 20mm Jubilee bracelet with a signed folding concealed clasp, and this watch is sold with its Rolex box and card.


Personal Note

The Rolex Datejust in 36mm is as classic as it comes in my opinion, even more so when featured with a fluted bezel and jubilee bracelet just like this one. This reference 116234 boasts some of my personal favourite features that the brand ever did on the Datejust, a "Roulette Datewheel" and the elegant "Concealed Clasp", both add to the charm of this model on and off the wrist. I would not hesitate to book an appointment to see this one in the metal, I tend to always have a nice selection of Datejusts in stock so you can compare and find the perfect one for you.


The Brand

In 1905, German-born Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis set up a company in London that imported Swiss movements which were installed in British cases and sold to jewellers who put their names on the dials. Recognising the potential for their brand, Wilsdorf created the brand name Rolex in 1908. In 1910, a Rolex became the first wristwatch to carry the Swiss Certificate of Chronometric Precision, awarded by the Official Watch Rating Centre in Bienne, Switzerland. Demand for Rolex watches rose swiftly, and British taxes on the Swiss movements Rolex used prompted Wilsdorf to move the business to Geneva, Switzerland, in 1919. With production costs lowered, Wilsdorf quickly set out to solve the age-old problem of moisture and dust entering a watch case and damaging the movement. The Rolex watchmakers came up with a fully sealed watch case, which Wilsdorf named the Oyster, and released to an appreciative audience in 1926. In 1931, Rolex introduced the first automatic winding wristwatch, giving it the legendary name Oyster Perpetual. In 1945, they released Datejust. The Datejust was the first watch to have the date jump instantaneously at midnight. The 1950s saw a whole lot of releases such as the Air-King (1958), the Explorer (1953), the Submariner (1953), the GMT Master (1955), the Day-Date (1956), the electromagnetic field resistant Milgauss (1956), the Lady-Datejust (1957) and the first Deep Sea model (1960). Wilsdorf’s death in 1960, saw ownership of Rolex S.A. (a collection of sub-companies) passed to the Hans Wilsdorf Foundation which was founded by Wilsdorf in 1945, the mission of which is simply to sustain Rolex S.A. indefinitely.