Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Rolex box and Rolex paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original Rolex Oyster bracelet with a folding clasp. The watch is from October 2018 and is sold in worn, unpolished condition, however, it is in great worn condition as you can see. A full case and bracelet refurb can be provided at an additional cost. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
In 1905, German-born Hans Wilsdorf and his brother-in-law Alfred Davis set up a company in London that imported Swiss movements which are 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.
Here we have a 2018 Rolex Datejust Fluted Bezel Oyster 126334 has a 41mm stainless steel Oyster case, its slim profile and 47mm lug-to-lug length provide a comfortable fit on the wrist due to the gently curved lugs. On the right side, is a large signed crown that makes adjustments a breeze. Polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp edges, a White Gold fluted bezel holds a slightly raised bevelled edge flat sapphire crystal around the outer flange we have the engraved repeating Rolex rehaut. The sunray blue dial captures the light beautifully as you rotate your wrist, an outer minute track with small numerals. Just below sit applied Silver baton indexes that are lume infilled marks the hours, elegant baton hands have lume infill, along with a sweeping seconds hand. At 3 o’clock a date window with a cyclops magnification on the sapphire crystal. On the reverse, a coin-edged screw-down case back and inside an automatic Rolex calibre 3235, 31 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour COSC Certified high precision movement, launched at Baselworld in 2017. Fitted on its original 21mm Rolex Oyster bracelet with a Rolex folding clasp and also comes with its Rolex presentation box and papers.
For me, the 36mm Datejust is the sweet spot and one I always recommend, however, having a 41mm in and giving it a fair chance I have to say I am surprised and whilst I still prefer the 36mm, dare I say the 41mm looks more at home on my 7inch wrist? If you are unsure on the size, book an appointment and come try it on for yourself.